how music works How Music Works is a comprehensive suite of multimedia tutorials which explain music in clear, simple language you can relate to. Packed with 115 topics in nine tutorials, and illustrated with 360 diagrams and 750 demonstration sounds, the tutorials start with the very basics of music and advance to topics which are valuable even for professional musicians. Whatever musical instrument or style you are interested in, these tutorials will be an essential source of information and guidance for years to come. The How Music Works tutorials are available online at www.howmusicworks.org but these tutorials are not printable and do not have the sounds. To get the full benefit of the tutorials, the ChordWizard Music Theory software is highly recommended.
www.guitarhabits Photo by Jsome1 Playing 3 notes per string exercises is something I do on a regular basis. I use them to warm up, to become a faster guitar player and to spice up my improvisation. 3 notes per string licks and scales are generally used for speed picking. If you practice these exercises properly and often enough you will increase your speed. The 3 notes per string exercises are played using the alternate picking technique. Once you get the hang of it, it can become quite addictive, but be careful though. The one and only reason why these monster guitar players become so incredibly fast is that they practice long hours for days, weeks, months and years.
ear training Why the circle of fourths is so important when learning major scales | Hear and Play Music Learning Center Playing your major scales should be a part of your daily practice regimen. However, practicing them in a “circle of fourths” or “circle of fifths” pattern is even better. Let’s focus more on circle of fourths. If you type “circle of fourths” or “circle of fifths” in google, you can actually find a host of other examples. Notice that the keys go from: C >>> F >>> Bb >>> Eb and so forth. If this were a clock, C would be at 12 o’ clock. This is the optimal way to play your scales. Then play your F major scale all the way through (F G A Bb C D E F). Why the circle? Because music also happens to move in this same pattern (way beyond the scope of this article but I’ll touch on it a little bit). But here’s another reason to use the circle. Because it lets you know how related the major keys are to each other. If one just looked at a piano, they’d assume that C and Db, for example, were related because of how close they appear to each other on the piano. The reality is that C and F are more related.
Free VST Plugins! Are you looking for high quality VST plugins which you can download and use for free? You’re certainly in the right place! On this page, you’ll find the core part of BPB – a constantly updated directory of essential freeware VST instruments and effects for Windows and Mac (formerly known as BPB Freeware Studio). Welcome and enjoy your stay! Alternatively, you can browse through all the freeware tools (including freeware plugins, host applications, free audio editors, etc.) which have been featured in our News section so far, by visiting the Free Software Archive on BPB. Two years ago, we started a series of articles covering the best freeware plugin releases from each year. Scroll below to see our directory of the finest free music making software. Free VST Plugin Directory Part 1: Best Free VST Host Applications A selection of free audio editors and applications which can host VST plugins. Part 2: Best Freeware VST Effects A selection of freeware effects in VST/AU plugin formats:
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Thinking inside the Box: a complete EQ tutorial - dnbscene.com ContentsThis article was originally written and published on dnbscene.com in 2003. Part One: Intro To begin: an anecdote. I started making music with Impulse Tracker. After a few years of gaining decidedly unprofessional results with that, I moved onto Buzz. Slowly I came to realise the problem. EQ and compression are simply the two most important tools in music production. Think of it this way. My mistake - and, I think, the mistake made by many learning producers - was to be tempted by the more exciting task of choosing the colour schemes and leather sofas, when my walls could be knocked down by a sneeze and my roof was made of paper. Hence this tutorial. Now I could simply do a lightning quick tutorial on compression - I could say, for example, "for basslines it's best to compress at a ratio of 3:1, threshold -6db" or whatever (that's a totally fictional example by the way). My central concept is that producers in the digital domain are effectively working inside a box.
musical taste Q: Why do we like some music and not others? A: Our musical tastes begin to form in the womb. By 12 weeks, the fetus has a completely functioning auditory system and is able to hear music through the amniotic fluid (it sounds something like listening under water). Just as there are "critical periods" for language acquisition, there appear to be critical periods for the acquisition of music listening. Daniel Levitin, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and the McGill Program in Behavioural Neuroscience, holds the Bell Chair in the Psychology of Electronic Communication. The Chord Guide: Pt I – Chord Progressions Chord progressions are the canvas on which musicians paint their masterpieces, and it’s a canvas which is a piece of art in itself. A chord progression can be subtle and in the background or it can be blatant and up front; it can be simple and catchy, or it can be technical and complex, it can stay in one key or it can change like the seasons. In any of these cases a chord progression is what drives the song as it literally shapes the music that accompanies it. Chord progressions are like a cozy home where melody and rhythm can kick their feet up. All the songwriting giants, like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan, to name a few, have/had a tremendous knowledge of the art of the chord progression. I’m not going to promise you tremendous knowledge, but I will offer you a good head start in the way of making your own music – in an easily digestible chunk to boot. Chord Progression Guide Major Chord Chart Above is a chord chart for the 7 most used keys. Chord Theory
SacredGeometryOfMusic The Sacred Geometry Of Music by Andrew Lorimer Music uses the laws of vibration to manifest aurally what exists at the center of everything. Into our reality springs a non-visual harmonic law that is universal. The notes and intervals of music speak directly to the chakra centers and causes them to vibrate in harmony to the vibration of a string or vocal chords, speakers moving through the air, or the sound of someone’s lips making a farting noise through a metal tube. Music uses the laws of physics and mathematics to bring out an emotional response in the listener. Clock Harmonisphere The mathematics of the harmonisphere are amazing. When we measure the same chords on the harmonisphere, the seven chords have the same mirrored combinations as the piano:
10 sites for mood music Usually, there will be some happy music when the film scenario is happy, and there will be some sad music when the film scenario is sad. When I am happy, I will like to play some happy music, and when I am sad, I will also like to play some happy music, in order to cheer up. So, how to find the right music for your mood? You can try below 10 websites, which will let you play music according to your mood, and what is more, you can listen to all the music free and don’t need to sign up. The AUPEO! Go to AUPEO! 2. As a matter of fact, it is Google China Music, since it is only workable in China. Go to Google Music 3. There are 11 kinds of moods for your choice on MeraMood, they are 70s, 80s, 90s, Dance, Ghazal, Light Music, Party, Patriotic, Religious, Romantic and Sad/Feeling Low. Go to MeraMood (Try Muzikool instead) 4. You can manually fine-tune your mood in various terms, or select one from six presets, including excite, inspire, intensify, refresh, simplify and stabilize. Go to Moodstream
83 Jam Tracks For Guitar Download all the free jam tracks now! A lot of them anyway - 83 of the jam tracks for guitar players are available here on the one page. If you want more information on each track then go to the page that the jam track is from for music theory and other information. Taken from the Blues Guitar Jam Tracks page: 01 Slow Blues In A mp3 wma 02 E Shuffle mp3 wma 03 A Straight mp3 wma 04 Eb Slow Blues (E if you play guitar and tune down 1/2 a step) mp3 wma 05 Ab Shuffle (A if you play gutar and tune down 1/2 a step) mp3 wma 06 G Medium Blues mp3 wma 07 E Fast Shuffle mp3 wma 08 A Medium Blues Shuffle mp3 wma 09 A Medium Blues Shuffle Quick Change mp3 wma 10 Eb Straight Ahead Blues (E if you play guitar and tune down 1/2 a step) mp3 wma 11 B Slow Blues (C if you play guitar and tune down 1/2 a step) mp3 wma 01 F# Chiller Chill Chill mp3 wma 02 E Shake That Thang mp3 wma Taken from the Country Guitar Jam Tracks page: Taken from the Funk Guitar Jam Tracks page: