Tired of feeling stupid cos you don't understand theory? The truth is: It's not you, it's the teachers! Music is easy, there are only 12 notes. So, if you're ready to gain a solid music theory foundation in 30 minutes, then read our free book:

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[PDF] Hack Music Theory for Songwriting & Producing: How to Make Great Songs in Any Genre
  • [PDF] Hack Music Theory for Songwriting & Producing: How to Make Great Songs in Any Genre
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All of Ray's essential songwriting & producing hacks in one PDF, with MIDI file examples included. These 14 hacks make everything simple, even the modes! Hacks include: how to write chord progressions, bass lines, lead melodies, riffs, counterpoint harmonies, how to modulate (i.e. change key), and even how to write lyrics. This PDF also contains Ray's ultimate "Melody Checklist", as well as his world-famous "Key Signature Killing Machine". Part 1 (above) is a prerequisite, so please read that book first.

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Chords (PDFs)

How to Write Beautiful Piano Sections

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  • Learn how to write a beautiful piano chord progression and melody
  • 4-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the tracks in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below), so you can reference the final version
  • This lesson is inspired by Dave “Black” (Hip-Hop/Classical)
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How to Write Chord Progressions Using Chords Not in the Key

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  • 5-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below) to showcase the example's final version
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Bass (PDFs)

6 Hacks for Better Bass Lines

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  • 8-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below) to showcase the example's final version
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How to Write Epic EDM Bass Drops in 7 Steps

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  • 7-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below) to showcase the example's final version
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How to Write Grime Bass Lines

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  • Learn how to write a heavy grime bass line using the "Skepta scale"
  • 3-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshot
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the tracks in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below), so you can reference the final version
  • This lesson is inspired by Skepta “Wish You Were Here” (Grime)
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How to Write Funky Bass Lines

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  • Learn how to write a funky bass line using the four funk essentials
  • 4-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshot
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the tracks in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below), so you can reference the final version
  • This lesson is inspired by Five Alarm Funk “Wake the Funk Up” (Funk)
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Melody (PDFs)

How to Write Unpredictable Melodies

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  • Learn how to write an unpredictable melody using non-diatonic notes
  • 3-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshot
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the tracks in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below), so you can reference the final version
  • This lesson is inspired by TheFatRat “Chosen” (EDM/Soundtrack)
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How to Write Layered Melodies

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  • Learn how to write layered melodies using rhythmic displacement
  • 3-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshot
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the tracks in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below), so you can reference the final version
  • This lesson is inspired by Mogwai “Les Revenants” (Soundtrack)
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Drums (PDFs)

Riff (PDFs)

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