Tag: music theory

5 tips to improve your piano playing

5 tips to improve your piano playing 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

How to build tension in music with pedal point how-to-build-tension-in-music

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!

How to make Cinematic Chords like Hans Zimmer! 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 […]

Rhythm Timing Exercises – How To Play On Beat

Rhythm Timing Exercises – How To Play On Beat improve_rhythm_and_timing

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 […]

Music Theory Everyone Should Know – Chord Progression tips!

Music Theory Everyone Should Know – Chord Progression tips! Music theory everyone should know - Chord Progression Tricks

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

How to make better chord progressions How to make chord progressions more interesting

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 – Muscle memory a gift & curse. How to write better melodies

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 […]