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The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production – Book Review

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I’ve been recently blessed with an exciting wave of creativity towards my music-making. All of a sudden, I am busting out a new tune or a cool idea almost daily, hence why I’ve been making less posts on production for the past couple of weeks. I’ve been feeling this amazing freedom and lack of judgment towards my work, which has allowed me to get momentum and feel like my skills are getting stronger, like snowball rolling down a steep mountain. The cause for this sudden burst of inspiration came from several factors currently happening in my life, but the one thing that triggered it all is this amazing book written by producer Jason Timothy called Music Habits- The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production. [Read more]

Turn loops into full songs

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I often get stuck trying to write full-length songs, especially in Ableton live. One of the most important things is to get out of the clip window and go into arrangement mode. This will shift your mindset into an arrangement mentality. Check out the tutorial for an idea of how to get started with this approach. [Read more]

Call and Response in Electronic Music

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating ways to craft cool melodies, especially if you’re running out of ideas. Call and Response is a technique that has been used for centuries, and even to this day different genres use it in many creative ways. I’ll be discussing how to use it in both macro and micro ways. Please use headphones or nice speaks so that you can enjoy some of the subtleties in the effects. [Read more]

What comes first, lyrics or melody?

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People have asked me this and I think there is no right answer. I tend to hum melodies all the time, I just make them up. So for me it is easier to start with melodies. But I’ve somehow gotten in my head the idea that my lyrics need to make more sense and probably should happen first. I guess I’m writing this post for selfish reasons, to undo this silly thought. [Read more]