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Hook vs. Chorus: All You Need to Know

Struggling to understand the difference between a chorus and hook? Let us break down how the chorus and hook of a song are similar, yet different. We'll also share few tips for writing a great hook and chorus in your next song.

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What is a Hook in a Song

Have you ever wondered "what is a hook in a song"? In this piece, we'll break down exactly what a musical hook is and how you can create them to create memorable music.

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Lyrics or Music: Which Comes First?

Learn about different approaches to songwriting in this in-depth article. Discover the pros and cons of each method, and apply them to your own songs.

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Songwriting, Strategies, Tools, All

Tips on Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is an inevitable symptom of working in a creative field. Presented in a variety of magnitudes, it’s a condition that affects even the most capable producers. Identifying and understanding your writer’s block is the first step to controlling it.

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Production, Recording, Songwriting, Tools, All

Creating A Vintage Beat Using Free 1982 Casiotone Samples

One of the best parts about being a musician in today’s day and age is the presence of free resources. Sample libraries are no exception, and we were overjoyed when we found out a user sampled a wonderfully retro 1982 Casiotone MT-45.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Part One – Hack the Code: Tricks to Read Music Fast and Easy

Reading music is an excellent skill to learn and will only benefit you on your path in music. Reading music gives you the ability to communicate in a universal language. A note on the staff is the same note to every person on Earth.

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Part 2 – Hack the Code: Tricks to Read Music Fast and Easy

In Part 2, you will build upon this knowledge and learn about the grand staff, sharps and flats, and some enharmonic equivalents. Make sure you have thoroughly understood everything in Part 1 before beginning!

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The 4 Factors That Make Jonas Brothers’ Hit “Sucker” a Great Comeback Song

After years of being apart, the Jonas Brothers resurfaced as a band with a song release that is, plainly said, addicting to the ears. It’s not over-the-top with energy, and it won’t take more than a few minutes to listen through.

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What Is Rhythm?

Learn everything you need to know about rhythm, including core elements, examples of common rhythmic patterns, and techniques for learning it.

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Understanding Polyrhythms: What You Need To Know

Polyrhythms can be confusing, but we'll break down what they are, what they sound like, and how you can play polyrhythms in this article.

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Production, Recording, Songwriting, All

Using Loops Isn’t Cheating

One of the most long-held debates surrounding electronic music production is whether using loops is cheating. After all, using loops is undoubtedly more efficient than recording an instrumental from scratch. Below, we’ll dive into the debate so that you can determine if these tools are a good fit for your production style.

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How to Make LoFi Music: The Ultimate Guide

Do You Want To Know How To Make LoFi Music? Come With Us As We Explore The Ins And Outs Of This Genre In Our 'How to Make LoFi Music: The Ultimate Guide.

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How To Write A Song: A Beginner's Guide

Are you ready to learn how to write a song? In this article, we'll share some of the best songwriting tips and everything you need to make your own music.

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What is the Circle of Fifths, and How Can You Use it in Your Songwriting?

The circle of fifths is a handy tool that can seem obscure and confusing if you do not understand how it is built and used. The circle of fifths is like a musical color wheel. It is a way to arrange all twelve tones logically and progressively so that one can identify and understand their relationships and use them in creative ways to make new and interesting chord progressions and melodies.

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How to Compose a Bridge in a Song

Not Sure How To Write A Bridge For Your Own Song? Come Dive In With Us As We Show You The Ins And Outs Of How To Compose A Bridge In A Song.

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Using Pop Chord Progressions to Improve Your Songwriting

There are so many different elements of a song that can grab the listener – moving lyrics, creative production elements, catchy melodies and hooks – but we can’t forget that a great chord progression can make all the difference.

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4 Elements That Make a Surefire Hit

On Friday, June 15, Taylor Swift released her latest song, ‘You Need to Calm Down,’ the second single from her 7th studio album, ‘Lover.’ Along with the release of her first 2019 single, ‘ME!’, this signifies the beginning of Swift’s new “era” (as her fans like to call it), which carries themes and imagery of pastel colors, rainbows, pride, LGBTQ+ allyship, and an overall positive and cheerful aesthetic – a stark contrast to the dark and edgy era of her last album, ‘Reputation.’

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How to Write a Pop Song

Catchy hooks, moving lyrics, and melodies that get stuck in your head – a good pop song can undeniably reel you in from start to finish. It may seem impossible to write that one-of-a-kind song that people want to play on repeat – but by using your knowledge of songwriting basics and tools, you can write your next great song.

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