Whether you’re making lo-fi hip-hop grooves or bedroom pop, the key to getting a “live feel” is to go off-grid as much as you can afford to.
Through means of Dancehall rhythms, modal interchange, and ostinato, Michael Jackson gives us glimpses of Black American heritage in his protest song.
If you’re looking to impart a sinister, mysterious, bittersweet, or jazzy quality into your songwriting, do it using scale modes! Here’s how.
Is your band prepping to go on the road supporting a bigger artist, or did you finally just get national distribution? Read this now.
Learn how composer John Williams is able to transform the notes of his Yoda leitmotif into a colorful tapestry using themes of elevation, mystique, and uncertainty.
How to make sure you hold yourself accountable to your goals, and dreams? Make a plan, make a schedule, and get yourself a mentor.
2019 was a year of smash hits, global pop moments that shattered the musical landscape. Let’s dive in to some of the choruses stuck in our ears all year.
Today we analyze five important songwriting techniques that The Beatles pioneered that are still relevant and powerful in today’s pop songwriting styles.
Simon Hanes of NYC’s Tredici Bacci and Guerilla Toss stops by to tell us about his new record, composing Italian funk tunes, and more!
A lesson on how to use one of the most exciting and practical scale modes for soloing on the guitar in jazz, blues, rock, and fusion.