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Hack Music Theory, Part 1 (Book)
  • Hack Music Theory, Part 1 (Book)
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Drawing on two decades of teaching experience combined with his minimalist methods of explaining, Ray breaks down music theory into its simplest form via a series of simple hacks, deep insights, and bad jokes! Download includes PDF, EPUB & MOBI files.

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Songwriting & Producing (PDF)
  • Songwriting & Producing (PDF)
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Our bestseller! All the essential songwriting & producing hacks, with MIDI file examples. 14 hacks cover bass lines, chord progressions, lead melodies, counterpoint harmonies, riffs, modes, key signatures, changing keys, and more! The PDF also contains Ray's world-famous "Melody Checklist". If you're a beginner, then first read Hack Music Theory, Part 1.

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Changing Chords (PDF)
  • Changing Chords (PDF)
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  • Learn how to instantly improve your chord progressions
  • 6-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
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246 Melody Rule (PDF)
  • 246 Melody Rule (PDF)
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  • Learn how to transform mediocre melodies into great tunes
  • 9-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
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80/20 Bass Rule (PDF)
  • 80/20 Bass Rule (PDF)
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  • Learn the secret 80/20 rule that will forever change the way you write bass
  • 4-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
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Praise

“The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!”
DEREK SIVERS, CD Baby founder, TED speaker, musician, author of Anything You Want

“Ray has a totally unique approach of hacking music theory, which gives you the essentials in a fraction of the time.”

–VESPERS, Warp Academy founder, music producer

“It’s educational and it’s entertaining. Who could ask for more? Ray, the brilliant tattooed man, knows his onions!”
NEIL COWLEY, composer, pianist, session player on Adele's album 21 (most notably Rolling in the Deep)

“This is the kind of book I wish I had when I first started out.”
IHSAHN, Emperor

“Trust Ray, and in no time you’ll have a watertight music theory skillset you once thought impossible to obtain.”
PAT LUNDY, Modestep

“Ray manages to make learning music theory fascinating, digestible, and damn right cool!”
JOE COPCUTT, AxeWound

“Hack Music Theory should be used in every school that teaches music theory – bar none.”
MARK MYNETT, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology & Production at the University Of Huddersfield UK, author of Metal Music Manual

“If you have been put off music theory in the past, then this is the book to inspire and empower you.”
VICTORIA WILLIAMSON, PhD, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow Researcher & Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield UK, author of You Are the Music

 

WARNING:

Our hacks are so useful, you'll wanna tattoo them!

 

“The most useful bit of music theory I've ever learned!”
–STEFAN, former student who tattooed a hack* on his arm
*Ray's world-famous "Key Signature Killing Machine" hack, available in the Songwriting & Producing PDF