So, now that 2020 is just a couple months away, we’re starting to make our new year plans. You see, 2020 will be Hack Music Theory’s fourth year, and we need your help to take this awesome community to an even awesomer level. To do that, we would love you to answer two questions that will determine the direction of Hack Music Theory next year (please write your answers in the YouTube comments). But first, as always... tea!
Hello revolutionary music makers, we are Kate Harmony and Ray Harmony (AKA Revolution Harmony), and welcome to Hack Music Theory. We help you make great music that stands out, so you can move and grow your audience! If that sounds useful to you, then subscribe to our YouTube channel (or Podcast) and hit that bell to get notified every Friday, when we publish our new lesson.
If it's your first time here, be sure to download our free book “12 Music Theory Hacks to Learn Scales & Chords” below. It only takes 30 minutes to read, and then you'll have a super solid music theory foundation!
Wooohooo!!! You’re a mere 30 minutes away from being even smarter than you already are. Just head on over to your inbox now for your free download.
QUESTION 1 - Predictable or Creative?
The artists who become superstars, like Marshmello, reach that fame because their music appeals to the masses. But in order to appeal to millions of people, their songs must be predictable, because the general public likes music that sounds familiar. On the other hand, if you wanna push the boundaries of creativity and make art, you’ll end up with a relatively small audience, like the amazing artist Dan D’Lion. Now, Hack Music Theory is all about relevant music theory. But, is Marshmello relevant (because he’s got 36 million monthly listeners on Spotify), or is Dan D’Lion relevant (because he’s making the freshest electronic music out there)? This is your community, so you decide. Simply drop us a comment on YouTube and let us know if you’d like to learn the popular but predictable music theory of superstars, or if you’d prefer to learn the interesting music theory of creative but lesser-known artists.
QUESTION 2 - Which Genres?
As you know, we teach all genres of popular music, from electronic to metal. But, would you prefer to learn theory from a specific genre, or do you like this variety? As we’ve mentioned before, the theory hacks in every lesson can be used to make music in any genre, but maybe that isn’t obvious enough. So, let us know if you like the genre variety or if you’d prefer more of one genre. And if so, which genre?
Thank you sincerely for your time and for being here in the Hack Music Theory community, we appreciate you, and we’re super stoked to make 2020 the best year yet, with your help. Thanks again, and we’ll be back next week with a new artist hack!
Kate & Ray Harmony (AKA Revolution Harmony)
Music Teachers & Producers in Vancouver BC, Canada
Take Your Music to the Next Level
LEVEL 1 – FREE BOOK
"12 Music Theory Hacks to Learn Scales & Chords" will give you a super solid music theory foundation in 30 minutes!
LEVEL 2 – SONGWRITING & PRODUCING PDF (click & scroll down)
This is our best-selling PDF, which includes MIDI file examples. Learn the essential hacks for songwriting & producing, like our Melody Checklist (the ultimate list of do's and don'ts for writing great melodies). You'll also learn how to write chord progressions, bass lines, riffs, counterpoint harmonies, and more!
LEVEL 3 – LESSON PACKS
After learning our essential hacks, it's time to put them to practical use and start writing some new songs. Lesson packs include step-by-step PDF guides to making music for different instruments and in different genres (electronic, metal, soundtrack, etc.), as well as multitrack MIDI files of the examples.
LEVEL 4 – ONLINE APPRENTICESHIP
Go from a blank screen to a finished song, in this online video course. Learn how to write new sections for an existing section, how to transition between sections in different keys, how to structure and arrange, and much more! This course has been called "life-changing" many times, so join 700+ music makers now (from all genres), who are learning Ray's secret hack: Song Whispering.
Hack Music Theory is a pioneering DAW method for making great music that stands out, so you can move and grow your audience! Taught by multi-award-winning music lecturer Ray Harmony, and his protégé wife Kate Harmony, from their studio in Vancouver BC, Canada. Ray is the author of critically-acclaimed book series "Hack Music Theory", and has made music with Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad), Ihsahn (Emperor), Kool Keith (Ultramagnetic MCs), Madchild (Swollen Members), and many more! Kate has the highest grade distinction in Popular Music Theory from the London College of Music, and is the only person on the planet who's been trained by Ray to teach his method. On that note, the "Hack Music Theory" YouTube channel teaches relevant and instantly-usable music theory for producers, DAW users, and all other music makers (songwriters, singers, guitarists, bassists, drummers, etc.) in all genres, from EDM to R&B, pop to hip-hop, reggae to rock, electronic to metal (and yes, we djefinitely djent!).
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Revolution Harmony is Ray Harmony & Kate Harmony
All content (script & music) in video by Revolution Harmony