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When you're producing a multi-part musical recording, you'll need to make sure that all of the individual tracks sync with one another when layered together. Since individual pl...

Oct 20, 2020

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If you're an aspiring musician stuck in a creative rut and unable to write new music, you're not alone. Even successful professional musicians like St. Vincent struggle to overc...

Oct 20, 2020

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In 1925, drum instructor Sanford Moeller wrote a manual on the art of snare drumming that, over time, became one of the most influential approaches to playing drums. Nearly 100 ...

Oct 9, 2020

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Natural harmonics, which come from the vibration of an open string, and artificial harmonics, which you produce with your picking hand while fretting a string, both generate gor...

Oct 1, 2020

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Son Cubano is a style of Afro-Cuban music that forms the bedrock for most forms of salsa music and Latin jazz.

Sep 29, 2020

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Salsa can be a blanket term to describe the dance music that comes out of Latin America and the Caribbean, but more precisely, salsa music is a Cuban-influenced genre created in...

Sep 29, 2020

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Minor chords and minor-key music use notes from minor scales. There are three types of minor scales in music theory: the natural minor scale, the harmonic minor scale, and the m...

Sep 29, 2020

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All styles of Western music use minor scales to produce melodies, chord progressions, and motifs. There are three types of minor scales in music theory: the natural minor scale,...

Sep 29, 2020

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Minor-key music exists in a broad array of musical genres, and the sound of minor chords and the minor scale can evoke sadness, eeriness, and suspense. There are three types of ...

Sep 28, 2020

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