Harmonic minor is one of my favourite scales to play in. It has a dark and slightly mysterious feel and is great for creating some tension in your music.
In this blog post I cover how to properly compose and arrange your music. Using MIDI during arrangement and looking at creating space and tension within your music give you powerful tools to create strong emotional music.
Compression is a difficult topic in mixing and it pays to understand it well. In this post I will show you one of the primary uses of compression in music production and that is to control the dynamics of your audio.
Coming up with an initial idea for a song, be it a melody line, a riff or a rhythm can be challenging. In this post I will show you my personal approach to coming up with ideas for new songs and see if I can share a few tips and tricks.
When changing the key during a song you need to ensure that there is a transition in place that gives the change the desired emotional impact. In this blog post I show you a simple and clean way to switch keys and make it feel natural.
We have a tendency to push up the volume of our music to make it ‘sound better’. This tendency can be detrimental when it comes to mixing as ‘ear fatigue’ can lead us to creating mixes that don’t sound as good as we think they do.
Skillfully mixing your recorded audio material is an essential step to creating an awesome piece of music. In this blog post I share some audio tracks with you to play around with and practice your mixing skills!