Are you a music enthusiast who loves to explore new sounds and experiment with different chord progressions? Then you’ve probably heard of chromatic mediant modulation – a music theory trick that has been used by some of the greatest composers of all time. In this article and video, we’ll explore what chromatic mediant modulation is, […]
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Composing Pirate Music: Tips and Techniques
Pirate music, also known as sea shanties, are a traditional form of maritime folk song that were sung by sailors and pirates during the golden age of piracy in the 18th and 19th centuries. These songs were used to pass the time and improve morale during long voyages, and often featured lyrics about life at […]
Rings of power music analysis – Film Scoring for beginners episode 8
Welcome to the rings of power music analysis. This is a complete breakdown and music analysis of the Rings Of Power opening theme from the Amazon Prime series. I picked out the theme by ear, arranged and produced the cue in Logic Pro for the episode so there might obviously be differences between the original […]
How to play The Rings Of Power theme song on piano
I made a video on how to play the Rings Of Power theme song so you can play it too! The opening theme to the Rings of Power is a grandiose and powerful cue highlighting the light… and the darkness of the world of Tolkien. While the Rings of Power’s first motif (out of the […]
Learn music theory for beginners 2022 – free crash course!
Learn music theory in 10 minutes in my condensed video explaining the foundation to music theory; scales and chords! In this video you’ll learn the basics of music theory in under 10 minutes. Note names, scales, intervals and to create chords in all scale degrees…in ANY KEY! It’s time to expand your universe and ascend […]
5 tips to improve your piano playing
Becoming a professional piano player and fluent on the keyboard takes time and effort. Yes, there is no quick solution or short cut! But with these 5 tips to improve your piano playing article and video I want to show the concepts I use to make the piano performance sound more intricate and alive! 5 […]
How to build tension in music with pedal point
In todays episode you will learn how to build tension in music! What is music without tension and release? Not much! That’s why I made this new video on how to build tension and anticipation in music.Music is much more exciting if it’s going somewhere! This trick you will learn is used all over the place…and in all […]
How to make Cinematic Chords like Hans Zimmer!
Today I will teach you how to make those big cinematic chords like Hans Zimmer. You will learn about orchestrating chord notes from a very basic piano progression. Learn how to beef up those small triad chords into wonderful, dramatic and epic scores like the big guys over in Hollywood. Enjoy the video below! Happy […]
Learn Music Theory in 5 minutes
In Learn Music Theory in 5 minutes I will help you with a basic understanding in music theory. Today we will talk about how to build and play chords, or triad chords. If this class is too basic for you, skip this one and read some of my more advanced articles. We all need to […]
Rhythm Timing Exercises – How To Play On Beat
If you have a hard time playing in time there are several exercises and techniques you can use to improve your timing. These rhythm timing exercises are relevant to any kind of musician or producer. Playing any kind of instrument. Be it finger drumming on the latest Maschine+, MPC or the upright piano. My name […]
How to pick out a melody
Did you ever want to pick out the melody of a song? Learning a melody can be a slow and cumbersome process. Today I will show you my secret trick on how to pick out melody notes of any song. Quickly! Note interval training will help you pick out melodies faster It all comes down […]
Music Theory Everyone Should Know – Chord Progression tips!
Music Theory Everyone Should Know. Today I want to talk about the foundation to get some smooth sounding chord progressions. Importantly we will talk about voice leading and chord inversions. Furthermore, we look at how to add color to the chords. We give those simple triads flavour and impact. All is explained in the chord […]
How to make better chord progressions
In this article and video you will learn some magical tricks to make chord progressions sound more interesting and beautiful. I will also reveal some of my favourite chord progressions for EDM. These progressions work well in many musical genres but I like to use them in general EDM, Melodic Dubstep, Trance and Future Bass. […]
How to write better melodies – Muscle memory a gift & curse.
How to write better melodies when we are driven by muscle memory to play things we already know? Muscle memory can be a gift and a curse. If you repeat a physical task your muscle nerves will react and increase in response time. It is the nature of motor learning and makes us perform tasks without […]