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How to Write Great Lyrics That Match Your Vocal Melodies

Today on the Hack Music Theory show: How to Write Great Lyrics That Match Your Vocal Melodies.

Melodies are musical stories, and so many songs these days end up with their lyrics and vocal melodies telling two…

How to Program Realistic MIDI Chord Progressions

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to make your programmed MIDI chord progressions sound like a real live human played them on a real live instrument.

The first thing we need to do is understand what makes something sound…

4 Hacks for Better Chord Progressions

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to bring your chord progressions to life!

We’re still in D Dorian, and using the white-note hack, we previously wrote this chord progression: Dm → Am → Em → Gmaj. As you can see…

How to Make a Chord Progression Flow Like a Pro

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to make your chord progressions flow like a pro!

What we’re really talking about here are chord changes. So, let’s have a look at the chord progression we made in the previous lesson, using…

How to Write Great Songs: Vocal Melody (Song 1)

As with most things in life, writing a great vocal melody is all about balance: Balancing harmonic and non-harmonic notes, balancing small and large melodic intervals, balancing short and long note values, and so on…

How to Write a Dorian Chord Progression

 

How to Write a Chord Progression
in the Dorian Mode


The Dorian mode is our sad but hopeful sounding mode. Using the white note hack, Dorian is what you get when you play all the white notes, starting from D…