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Songwriting, Theory, All

Jazz Chord Progressions: A Beginner's Guide

Do you want to build a jazz chord progression but don't know where to start? Here's everything you need to know.

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Production, Theory, All

Mixolydian Mode: The Complete Guide

Read all you need to know about the Mixolydian Mode and how you can incorporate it into your music in this beginner-friendly introduction to Lydian Mode.

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Production, Theory, All

Lydian Mode: The Complete Guide

Read this beginner-friendly guide to learn all you need to know about the Lydian mode, as well as when and how to use it.

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Production, Theory, All

Phrygian Mode: Complete Beginner's Guide

Learn all you need to know about Phrygian Mode in this detailed, beginner-friendly guide.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Minor Chord Progressions: The Ultimate Guide

Minor chord progressions are designed to help you build compelling, interesting music. Here's how you can build any minor chord.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Sad Chord Progressions: A Beginner's Guide

Want to learn how to build a sad chord progression? Here's everything you need to know to get started.

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Production, Theory, All

Locrian Mode: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Read this in-depth yet beginner-friendly guide to learn all you need to know about the Locrian Mode.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Guitar Chord Progressions Every Guitarist Should Know

Every guitarist should know these guitar chord progressions. Here's your complete guide to foolproof guitar chords.

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Common Chord Progressions Every Musician Should Know

Master these common chord progressions with this comprehensive guide on chords.

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Production, Theory, All

Aeolian Mode: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Want to learn about Aeolian Mode? Read this beginner-friendly guide to learn all you need to know about Aeolian Mode.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How To Write A Folk Song in 6 Steps

Folk is one of the oldest standing genres of music for good reason. Here's exactly how to write a folk song of your own.

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Ionian Mode: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Want to learn about the Ionian Mode? Read this beginner-friendly guide to learn all you need to know about the Ionian Mode and its notes.

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Dorian Mode: Complete Beginner's Guide

Want to learn about the Dorian Mode? Read this beginner-friendly guide to learn all you need to know about Dorian Mode and its notes.

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Theory, Strategies, All

Music Modes: The Definitive Guide to Modal Music

Think learning about modes is tricky? Come dive in as we simplify the world of modal music in our handy guide to music modes.

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Recording, Theory, Tools, All

The Different Types of Microphones and How To Pick One

Are you ready to record? Here's a comprehensive guide to the different types of microphones so that you can find the perfect fit for your project.

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Basics You Need to Know For Reading Sheet Music

Learning how to read sheet music can feel overwhelming. Come with us as we take you through step-by-step everything you need to know about reading music!

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Mixing, Production, Theory, All

Audio Normalization: Your Complete Guide to Normalizing Audio

Audio normalization is an essential process in the age of digital samples and streaming. Here's everything you need to know about peak and loudness normalization.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Song Title Ideas: How to Write a Memorable Song Title

Are you struggling to come up with strong song title ideas? Here's your complete guide to crafting stellar song names.

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Mixing, Production, Theory, All

What is Distortion in Music: A Beginner's Guide

You may have heard the term distortion thrown around in music, but what is it and what makes it such a useful tool in the world of music production?

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Mixing, Theory, All

Clipping in Audio: The Complete Beginner's Guide

What is clipping? How do I avoid clipping in my mixes? Here's everything you need to know about audio clipping.

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Vocal Editing: The Complete Guide to Editing Vocals

Need a detailed guide on vocal editing? Read our complete guide and learn to edit vocals like a pro!

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How Long Does It Take To Write A Song?

How long does it take to write a song? We'll share all of the secrets you need to know behind the songwriting process.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How To Write A Rock Song

Do you want to learn how to write a rock song? Here's your startup guide to get grooving.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How To Write A Hit Song: The Complete Guide

Do you want to learn how to write a hit song? Here are the songwriting ingredients you'll need to build a banger.

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Production, Recording, Theory, All

Expert Vocal Techniques To Strengthen Your Singing Voice

Here is our ultimate guide on vocal techniques to help you become a stronger singer.

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Production, Songwriting, Theory, All

How to Write a Chord Progression: The Ultimate Guide

Do you want to learn how to write a chord progression? Here's our complete guide for creating chords.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How To Write A Love Song In 9 Steps

Do you want to learn how to write a love song? Here's everything you need to know to get started.

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Marketing, Theory, All

How to Get More Plays on SoundCloud in 2022

Do you want to learn how to get more plays on SoundCloud? Here's everything you need to know!

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Production, Songwriting, Theory, All

Chord Progressions: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Want to learn about chord progressions? We've got you covered with this complete beginner's guide to chord progressions.

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Marketing, Production, Theory, All

The Best MIDI Keyboards to Buy in 2022

This article takes a comprehensive look at some of the best midi keyboard controllers on the market today.

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Theory, Songwriting, All

What is Cadence in Music: All Types Explained

What is cadence in music theory and how does it work? In this article, we'll break down everything you need to know about these compositional tools.

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Theory, All

The Ultimate Music Glossary: Music Terms Every Musician Needs To Know

Here is our ultimate guide for music terms for any budding musician.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How to Harmonize: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Are you trying to learn how to harmonize? Come dive in with us as we explore a few techniques you can use to better understand how harmony works.

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Production, Theory, All

What are LUFS: The Complete Beginner's Guide

What are LUFS? How do they measure loudness? In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about perceived loudness in music production.

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LUFS VS. dB: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between LUFs and dB? In this article, we'll share everything you need to know about the two loudness units.

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Production, Theory, All

LUFS vs RMS: Which One to Use and Why?

LUFS and RMS are similar but different. Here's everything you need to know about the two loudness units.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Verse vs. Chorus: All the Differences You Need to Know

Confused about the difference between a verse and a chorus? Read this detailed guide to understand exactly what are the differences between these two musical elements.

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How Many Bars In A Verse?

Wondering how many bars are there in a verse? Read this detailed blog that answers that and other related questions.

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How To Write A Chorus: A Step By Step Guide

Are you ready to craft a killer chorus? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get started with writing the perfect chorus.

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What Is a Verse In a Song?

What is a verse in a song? How does it work? We'll cover all these questions and more so that you can build a strong song.

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What Is a Chorus In A Song?

We'll break down everything you need to know about the chorus, which is one of the most important elements of songwriting.

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How To Write A Verse for a Song: A Step By Step Guide

How do songwriters' craft a strong verse? Here's our step-by-step guide to writing a verse for your own songs.

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Production, Songwriting, Theory

Melodic Motion: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Read this detailed guide about melodic motion and movement and learn to create stronger, memorable songs.

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Songwriting, Theory

What Is Harmony In Music & How It Works

Read this detailed guide to learn what is harmony and how you can use it in your music.

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What is Melody in Music: Everything You Need To Know

Here's everything you need to know about what a melody is and how it works.

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How to Write a Melody: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Wondering how to write a melody that is strong and memorable? Read this detailed guide for beginners to learn all you need to know about writing melodies.

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Production, Theory, All

Understanding The Different Types Of Singing Voices

Here's our ultimate guide covering everything you need to know about the different types of singing voices.

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What Is Tempo In Music?

What is tempo in music? We'll cover everything you need to know in this comprehensive guide.

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Recording, Strategies, Theory, All

Echo vs. Delay: What's the Difference?

This article explains the importance of discerning between delay and echo. Read more about preparing for a mix, to enhance and deepen your mixing reflexes.

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Recording, Strategies, Theory, All

Reverb vs. Echo: What's the Difference?

This article explains the importance of discerning between reverb and echo. Read more about other audio effects to enhance your mixing and mastering skills.

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Delay vs. Reverb: What's the Difference?

This article highlights the subtleties in discerning between reverb and delay. It covers their parameters, their types, and situations you can use them in.

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Mixing, Production, Theory, All

Compression in Mastering: A Beginner's Guide

Read this detailed beginner's guide to learn all you need to know about what compression means in mastering and how to use it.

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Theory, All

What is Gain & How It Differs from Volume

What is Gain And How Does It Differ From Volume? Come Dive In With Us As We Explore The Difference Between These Two Popular Audio Terms.

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Create Visuals for YouTube with Metagroove

Music streaming services have completely changed the way we listen to and discover music. We’ve grown from having a limited selection of albums and songs at our local record shop to having the world’s musical discography at our fingertips. It’s very impressive.

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The Devil's Tritone

What is the Tritone? Come dive in with us as we learn more about the history, use, and examples of one of western music's most infamous intervals.

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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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432 vs. 440: The Ultimate Guide to Tuning Standards

This blog goes over the rise of 440 Hz as today’s concert pitch as well as the heated debate that continues to surround 432 Hz vs 440 Hz.

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What is Phase in Audio: Understanding the Basics

In this article, we'll go over the basics of audio phase, why it matters, and how to address phase issues in your productions.

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Basic Drum Beats: The Ultimate Guide

Drum beats make up the foundation of many different styles of music. Rhythm can say a lot about music’s culture and emotion and is often a particular musical style’s defining quality. With so many different styles out there, it can be challenging to find the right kind of drum pattern for what you’re trying to produce.

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