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4 Useful Chord Techniques For Non-Keyboard Playing Producers
Whether you're an experienced keyboard player or just beginning to learn your way around the keys, here are 4 chord techniques that will serve you well when playing and recording.
Music Theory & Education
Jul. 9, 2019
Review: Mixed In Key Captain Chords
Need help making chords or getting compositional ideas? Sara Simms checks out Mixed In Key's Captain Chords plugin, which aims to let you do just that.
Feb. 6, 2018
Music Theory Tutorial: ”Ice Cream" Changes-The I-vi-IV-V (or V7) Progression
Ice Cream or I-VI-IV-V is a popular chord progression that can be found in many 1950s and 1960s ballads. In this tutorial Jay Asher explores this early rock n' roll classic progression.
Oct. 2, 2016
8 Tips for Writing Pop Songs
Are you curious about writing pop songs? If you're an established or aspiring writer who's interested in writing pop music, here are a few tips on how to craft better pop songs.
Aug. 21, 2015
10 Ways to Unlock the Power of Chord Pads in Cubase
Not yet an accomplished keyboard player? Cubase’s Chord Pads can come to your rescue… Hollin Jones is on hand to show you this powerful feature in Steinberg's flagship DAW.
Jun. 3, 2015
Music Theory Tips: What is a Secondary Dominant Chord?
Using secondary dominant chords in your chord progressions can be a quick and easy way to add some spice to your tracks. And, it's easy to do as Lynda Arnold demonstrates.
Oct. 12, 2014
Music Theory: Arranging Two-Part Chord Progressions
Ever wanted some tips on how to effectively come up with two-part chord progression arrangements? Lynda Arnold cuts through the choices to help you creatively evolve your song.
Sep. 7, 2014
Review: Sundog Scale Studio
Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.
Aug. 28, 2014
Music Theory: Making Keyboard Parts More Musical with Chord Inversions
Experienced musician, composer and Logic expert, Jay Asher, shares these excellent tips on how to use chord inversions to make your keyboard parts even more musical.
Aug. 3, 2014
Music Theory: Chord Progressions in Pop Music
Moving on from the basic use of chord progressions, Sara Simms is here to help inspire you on ways to build chord progressions in Pop Music.
Jan. 13, 2014
Music Theory: Chord Structures
If you're starting out writing songs or writing your own tracks it's a great idea to become familiar with chord structures. Sara Simms is here to help in this easy to understand primer.
Jan. 4, 2014
Music Technique: A Chord a Day...
Keeping your musical ideas fresh is arguably as important as your playing ability. In this article, GW Childs IV, outlines the benefits to learning new chords and resources to help you do so.
G.W. Childs IV
Aug. 27, 2011
Hack into Sound With Max Msp. and Ableton
Sound Hacking in Max4live Spectral analysis is one of the more advanced ways to exert more control over your audio material. Electronic Musicians have been using this technique to refine the timbral q
Oct. 12, 2010
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