When producing a new track, try working on it — even for a very short time — every single day until it’s done. Read the post.
There are a lot of factors that play into choosing the right arrangement for a song — but choosing the best key for you and the musicians might be the most important. Read the post.
Singing and producing at the same time creates a unique set of challenges. It can also offer freedom and a work-flow that’s all yours. Read the post.
Software synthesizers can open up huge musical possibilities when you’re producing music. Here’s how to get started. Read the post.
Becoming fluent with musical improvisation is an attainable goal. Here are some tips to help you grow in that direction and to make your own music improv shine. Read the post.
Pre-made loops are great tools for creative inspiration while you’re recording. A few simple techniques can help make them sound less like stock sounds and more like you. Read the post.
There are lots of examples where the bassline is the prominent part of the song. This driving blues track from Gov’t Mule rages atop a super-dense bassline that propels the song. Read the post.
Music technologist, inventor, and synthesizer creator Dave Smith died on May 31, 2022. His innovations will continue to shape music for years to come. Read the post.
Remove all barriers between you and playing/recording your instrument so you can be ready the moment musical inspiration strikes. Read the post.
Choosing to turn your creativity into a regular routine can help you stretch your limits, sharpen your skills, and open the door for new career opportunities. Read the post.
Weather can play an adverse or inspirational role in your outdoor gigs. Either way, be prepared for anything. Read the post.
Focusing on how your singing feels rather than how it sounds can help you create a more nuanced and personal vocal performance. Read the post.
Songs can be about anything, so why not look in unconventional places to find the creative spark your next song needs. Read the post.
In a music instrument marketplace flooded with high-quality options, determine your needs, do your research, and trust your gut. Read the post
The symphonic metal mashup of “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” holds lessons that can elevate music of any genre. Read the post