Vlog – ISMMS Metal Music Conference 2017

We went to the ISMMS (International Society for Metal Music Studies) 2017 conference last weekend at UVic (University of Victoria BC, Canada), and we took the opportunity to film our first vlog.

The conference was a deeply inspiring…

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8 Steps for Writing Better Vocal Melodies

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to write vocal melodies that are catchy and creative!

Check out this Hack Music Theory video/podcast if you want to learn how to write vocal melodies that stand out from the crowd…

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5-Step Hack for Programming Creative Drums

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to write unique drum patterns using the rhythm of the bass.

Check out this Hack Music Theory video/podcast if you want to learn how to program unique drums that stand out from…

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5 Steps for Writing Amazing Bass Lines

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to write an amazing bass line (that's way better than all those boring bass lines we hear in the charts all the time) for your chord progression.

Check out this Hack Music Theory video/podcast…

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How to Write Epic EDM Bass Drops in 7 Steps

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to write an epic EDM bass drop in 7 steps!

If you’re an EDM producer, there’s nothing worse than giving your audience an epic build on the snare drum, then following that with a…

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3 Hacks for EDM Bass Lines & Kick Drums

Michael from Germany asked us the following question on YouTube: “As I build more interesting bass lines for my EDM track, I run into the problem that some bass notes run parallel with the kick. Sure I can justRead more

How to Program Realistic MIDI Chord Progressions

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to make your programmed MIDI chord progressions sound like a real live human played them on a real live instrument.

The first thing we need to do is understand what makes something sound…

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4 Hacks for Better Chord Progressions

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to bring your chord progressions to life!

We’re still in D Dorian, and using the white-note hack, we previously wrote this chord progression: Dm → Am → Em → Gmaj. As you can see…

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