These step-by-step tutorials are like “musical recipes.”

Use them to make music, and say goodbye to frustration.

Download contains PDF tutorial, multitrack MIDI + WAV files.

CHROMATIC BASS

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write a bass line using Mixolydian mode & chromaticism
  • 7-step method inspired by The Motet "We Got U"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/0:35

SNARE RHYTHMS

Hack Music Theory

  • Write creative snare patterns, using two rhythms and the 1/16 swing grid
  • 4-step method inspired by Matt Sassari & Tony Romera "Snare Thing"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/0:40

CRAZY BEATS

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write crazy drums using odd time, unusual patterns, and ghost notes
  • 4-step method inspired by Blue Lab Beats "Never Doubt"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/1:12

DREAMY CHORDS

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write dreamy arpeggios, using unresolved non-harmonic notes
  • 6-step method inspired by Four Tet "Loved"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/0:49

FESTIVE MELODY

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write a festive melody that's upbeat and uplifting, but without the cheese
  • 4-step method inspired by the traditional Christmas carol "Noël Nouvelet"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/0:52

DISPLACED BASS

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write a captivating bass line, using displacements for variations
  • 5-step method inspired by The Smile (Thom Yorke) "The Smoke"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/0:56

SWEEPING ARPEGGIOS

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write sweeping arpeggios, using a unique layering technique
  • 5-step method inspired by Daft Punk "Motherboard"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/0:39

TIMELESS PIANO

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write a timeless piano part, which is simple but creative
  • 4-step method inspired by The Beatles "Now And Then"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/1:00

MEMORABLE BASS

Hack Music Theory

In cart Not available Out of stock
  • Write a memorable bass line, using modal ambiguity
  • 4-step method inspired by Röyksopp "So Easy"
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/0:39