Here are five ways to spice up that same old chord stuff you always find yourself playing and create a progression that sounds new and fresh!
In this post, an excerpt of one of the lessons in Soundfly’s Hip-Hop Production course, we go over two ways to use bass lines in hip-hop beats.
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.