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Orchestrate Drum Patterns for Better Beats 

 

 

Orchestrate Drum Patterns for Better Beats

 

Beginner beats usually use only three elements of the drum kit. So, in this lesson you'll learn how to make pro beats by voicing them over the whole kit. But first... Tea!

 

INTRO

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4-Step Hack for Dark Bass Lines 

 

 

4-Step Hack for Dark Bass Lines

 

In this lesson you’ll learn a simple 4-step hack for writing dark and dissonant bass lines. We invite you to work along with us through the following steps, so by the end of this…

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Hack Counterpoint & Write Unique Vocal Harmonies

Today on the Hack Music Theory show, we're super excited to reveal the conclusion video for our "Lines Through Lands" example song, which we've been teaching in our 3-Minute Theory series.

In this video, you'll learn how to…

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6 Hacks for Better Vocals (Lyrics & Melodies)

Be sure to hold on to your seat for today's Hack Music Theory show, cos it's an intense ride! In four wild minutes you'll learn our six hacks for better vocals, which Kate then beautifully demonstrates in our song…

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Funk up Your Songs with Slap Bass

There ain't nothin' funkier than a bit of slap bass, so this week on the Hack Music Theory show, Ray reveals how to hack this technique and turn your songs into dancefloor fillers. But first... tea!

Just…

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How to Program Interesting 4/4 Drums

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to program interesting 4/4 drums.

Watch this Hack Music Theory lesson to learn why 4/4 is the most common time signature, why it is predictable, and how you can hack it to…

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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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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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How to Make a Chord Progression Flow Like a Pro

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to make your chord progressions flow like a pro!

What we’re really talking about here are chord changes. So, let’s have a look at the chord progression we made in the previous lesson, using…

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How to Start a Chord Progression


Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to start writing a chord progression.

The first thing you need to decide is whether you want a happy vibe (AKA major), or a sad vibe (AKA minor). You’ve got three options on… Read more

3-Minute Theory: Hacks for Busy People

Do you get frustrated while making music? Do you battle to finish songs you start? Do they all sound the same, anyway? Do your chord progressions and melodies never turn out as good as you’d hoped? Do you listen…

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