You might recognize hemiola as being a foundational polyrhythmic beat of African music, but did you know you can also compose hemiola melodically?
There’s more than one way to create an energy-lifting drop. Beef up your choruses with a CIA no matter what genre of music you’re producing!
As a producer, it’s essential to have a knack for songwriting structures and forms so your music doesn’t feel aimless.
This list profiles the most influential composers of the current century. But these artists are linked by more than just their accolades. Read on!
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!
In his ongoing attempts to seek out the answers to why we like the music we like, Hunter Farris has uncovered a melodic hierarchy via Whitney Houston.
A professional songwriter meditates on the relevance of Nick Cave’s philosophy on creativity, and his own struggles with procrastination and creativity.
In Bach’s pre-Enlightenment time, understanding how and why he composed his music might lead contemporary composers to new and exciting areas. Learn more.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite lyrics to hit the Billboard pop charts last year and isolated them to give them the attention they deserve.
This article looks at some of the psychological explanations around why songs are considered catchy and how they get stuck in our heads.