Learn about how experimenting with different chord voicings and substitutions can expand the textural and emotional nuances in your productions.
Explore the pentatonic scale and how artists spanning genres have used it to create some timeless melodies.
Music theory doesn’t need to be intimidating or stuffy – in this Firestarter, we explore theory through the lens of modern production.
Have you ever found yourself just staring at an empty session? Proactively overcome any creative block with this actionable approach to developing a melody.
Reading music shouldn’t be a chore. Kickstart your ability to quickly identify some key aspects of a piece of music written in sheet notation.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we explore some basic musical properties of Romanticism and why they’re relevant to our modern productions.
We explore three harmonic techniques from Coco’s “Remember Me” in order to learn how we can add interesting emotional colors to our chord progressions.
We explore the main theme of “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” to understand the musical elements that make your virtual campsite such a pleasant place to be.
Let’s take a look at the bassline in “Jump Up, Super Star!” to learn how we might begin writing the foundation to our own killer jazz tune.
In this entry of our Hits Decoded series, we explore how the theme of Stranger Things manages to evoke a myriad of emotions with just one simple arpeggio.
In this blog post, we’ll be looking at a piece from the indie sensation “Undertale” and the compositional techniques that elevate the fear-factor of the game.