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Hooktheory - Music theory, songwriting software, and popular song analyses.

Hooktheory - Music theory, songwriting software, and popular song analyses.
Analyzed by tranceffect.Edit • History • Chords • Embed Ear Training Challenge of The Day Can you hear the chords of a song just by listening to it? Try the challenge →. Blog post: June 12, 2013 Hooktheory interviewed by Easy Ear Training

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Common Chord Progressions—The Complete Idiot’s Quick Guide Writing chord progressions can be one of the trickier things about writing a music composition. It would seem that creating a harmonious chord progression is just a matter of applying a few hard-and-fast rules. It isn’t quite as simple as that—there are a lot of choices available, and the rules aren’t always hard and fast. In this guide, we’ll look at the more common chord progressions found in both popular songs and other types of compositions and the rules for using them. 210 Awesome Open Guitar Chords and How to Use Them - A Kings Mercury Are you bored of the sound of standard chords? Then, using open guitar chords is a way to pimp up your playing and boring chord progressions. There are thousands of open guitar chords and millions of ways to use them creatively.

Black Belt Songwriting Tips Blog - ScoreCloud ScoreCloud can make writing songs easier. It is not only the cutting edge software for notating music, but also a great tool for coming up with new ideas. Don’t forget, however, that whatever software, workstation, microphones or instruments you have, knowledge about the craft itself is what will make your songs special, and make you stand out among songwriters. This is why we have partnered with the team behind Black Belt Songwriting, a book series you should read if you want to reach a professional level.

Free Jazz Funk Drum Sample Library October 6, 2009 A while back I sampled a jazz/funk drumset. It's a small kit--a kick, snare, two toms, and two cymbals--just like something a jazz drummer would play at a gig or recording session. Key Chords Key Chords app generates guitar chord progressions automatically. Use it free online, or get the app for Mac, Windows or iOS (iPad) - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange the chord progression - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice and Key Chords will automatically generate a nice sounding progression.

Kinderszenen op. 15, no. 1 The following animation presents a formal and harmonic analysis of the piece. Comments about the analysis are presented below. Comments about the analysis The piece is made using two contrasting phrases. Sound Synthesis – Understanding the Basics Many of those who use synthesizers in the modern technological world are not well versed in the basics of different kinds of synthesis. With the ease of computer-based synthesis, any synthesis program can be opened and fiddled around with by ear until something “cool” comes out. To break the mold in the use of synthesizers in the modern music world, you have to be educated or lucky.

Decoding the “Love On Top” Modulations For the last few years, whenever I teach modulations, the song “Love On Top” (Beyoncé Knowles/Terius Nash/Shea Taylor) is brought up by students. It’s a modulating tour-de-force insomuch as it moves through five keys with surprising swiftness, and it doesn’t hurt that modulations like this are uncommon in R&B. As impressive as it is, there’s just one trick used four times.

Electronic Music Theory: How to Quickly Write Better Chord Progressions w/ Pat Cupo A lot of students have asked me for tips and tricks to writing better chord progressions. By that time they had already learned about building Major and Minor chords, but when it came to a chord progression – a series of chords occurring in time – they were a bit stuck. If you’re ever in the same position, then feel free to use these simple guidelines to help you quickly write chord progressions. Follow them carefully and strictly at first and over time it’ll start to come naturally to you. 1) Use only Major or Minor chords. Just keep things simple. EQ: How & When To Use It Tips & Techniques Technique : Effects / Processing Equalisation is one of the most powerful tools in your sonic toolkit and can be your greatest enemy or your greatest ally in the battle for the perfect sound. DAVID MELLOR gives advice on how and when best to use it. The next time you make a recording, as an experiment set all the EQ controls of your mixing console to their centre positions and leave them there until you have finished the final mix. Don't be satisfied with anything less than perfection, and don't give yourself the excuse that you can't get a good sound because you were not able to use the EQ.

From 'Thong Song' To 'Love On Top': The 11 Most Epic Key Changes In Pop Music By Jamie Peck The key change is one of the most surefire tools in a musician's arsenal. Just when you think the feels your favorite singer is putting out can't get any more intense, everything shifts up half a step and BOOM, it's a whole new ballgame. Who knew such an itty bitty musical change could make something sound so totally different? Species Counterpoint An Introduction to Species Counterpoint COUNTERPOINT may be briefly defined as the art of combining independent melodies. In figure 1 the lower melody is harmonized by one a third higher - such an arrangement of the voices could be regarded as counterpoint, but there is little or no independence between the parts; for example there is no dissonance between the voices, and both rise and fall together in parallel. However, the arrangement in figure 1a demonstrates much greater independence between its two voices, with movement in one part while the other halts, divergence in the melodic direction of the parts, and with at least some occurrence of dissonance.

Online Random rhythm Motif Generator Some ways you can use these rhythm patterns. 1) You can play around with these patterns by going to the online drum sequencer and enter the pattern into the app to sample the pattern. 2) Combine both patterns to make a new single pattern. 3) Augment the Values.

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