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Steven Wilson: How to Be Creative 

 

 

Steven Wilson: How to Be Creative

 

"An amateur is someone who does something because they love to do it. So, professionalism is sometimes not a good thing." –Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)

 

WELCOME

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Steven Wilson: Song Structure SECRET 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Song Structure SECRET

 

"I love that idea of the callback to the intro. Making sense of the fact there is this intro, by using it as the basis not for the main song (not for the verse, not

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Steven Wilson: Common Songwriting Mistake 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Common Songwriting Mistake

 

“Nowadays, with so much music being written on the computer, we’ve lost that natural push and pull that an ensemble and a band will have if they’re playing outside of a tempo map. A lot…

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Steven Wilson: The Songwriting Process 

 

 

Steven Wilson: The Songwriting Process

 

"For me, writing music is like standing in front of a brick wall. You go to that brick wall, and you start to hit your head against the wall. And after about an hour, you

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Steven Wilson: Don't Structure Songs Like This 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Don't Structure Songs Like This

 

"One of the hallmarks of so-called progressive rock is that it doesn't conform to the conventional way that tracks normally would unfold. A piece of progressive rock can go in very unpredictable directions,

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Orchestrate Drum Patterns for Better Beats 

 

 

Orchestrate Drum Patterns for Better Beats

 

Beginner beats usually use only three elements of the drum kit. So, in this lesson you'll learn how to make pro beats by voicing them over the whole kit. But first... Tea!

 

INTRO

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How to Make Polymetric Beats 

 

 

How to Make Polymetric Beats

 

In this tutorial you’ll learn a 3-step hack for making polymetric drum beats. We invite you to work along with us through the following steps, so by the end of this lesson, you’ll also have…

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Odd-Time Hack for Better Beats 

 

 

Odd-Time Hack for Better Beats

 

In this lesson you'll learn how to use odd time signatures, but without them sounding odd. But first… Tea!

 

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Bass Contour Rule 

 

 

Bass Contour Rule

 

Learn how to write better bass lines by creating melodic contours with 3rds and non-harmonic notes. But first… Tea!

 

INTRO

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Melody Interval Rule 

 

 

Melody Interval Rule

 

In this lesson you’ll learn a common fault that many songwriters and producers make when writing melodies. More importantly, though, you’ll learn our theory hack for quickly and easily fixing this fault. But first… Tea!

 

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Frustrated Music Producer? This Is For You! 

 

 

Frustrated Music Producer? This Is For You!

 

Music is an art, so technically there can’t be any mistakes.

But, and it’s a big but, there can definitely be faults, as faults are weaknesses. And unfortunately, when songwriters and producers compose…

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Wrong Notes for Better Bass Lines 

 

 

Wrong Notes for Better Bass Lines

 

In this lesson you'll learn how to spice up your bass using non-diatonic notes (AKA chromatic notes). But first… Tea!

 

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Better Beats in 1 Second. Seriously! 

 

 

Better Beats in 1 Second. Seriously!

 

In this lesson you'll learn how to improve your drum beats in one second. Seriously. But first… Tea!

 

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Meshuggah Hack for Better Djent Riffs 

 

 

Meshuggah Hack for Better Djent Riffs

 

In this lesson you'll learn how to improve your Djent riffs using a hack from Meshuggah "I Am That Thirst", which is off their new album "Immutable". But first… Tea!

 

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How to Add Energy to Bass Lines 

 

 

How to Add Energy to Bass Lines

 

In this lesson you'll learn how to write better bass lines, by using 1/16 rests. But first… Tea!

 

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Harmonic Rhythm for Better Bass Lines 

 

 

Harmonic Rhythm for Better Bass

 

Learn how to write better bass lines by improving your harmonic rhythm!

 

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How to Make Better Dance Beats 

 

 

How to Make Better Dance Beats

 

In this lesson you'll learn how to improve your four-on-the-floor drum beats. But first… Tea!

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Chord Flow Rule 

 

 

Chord Flow Rule

 

In this lesson you’ll learn a common fault that many songwriters and producers make when writing chord progressions. More importantly, though, you’ll learn our theory hack for quickly and easily fixing this fault. But first… Tea!

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Melody Range Rule 

 

 

Melody Range Rule

 

In this lesson you’ll learn a common fault that many songwriters and producers make when writing melodies. More importantly, though, you’ll learn our theory hack for quickly and easily fixing this fault. But first… Tea!

 

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Why MIDI Packs Suck

 

Why MIDI Packs Suck! 

 

You’ve probably seen those ads for MIDI packs, right? You know the ones, where they’re trying to sell you premade chord progressions and melodies. Well, you’re about to learn why you should never ever use a…

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Pro Drum Fills in 4 Steps 

 

 

Drum Fills in 4 Steps

 

In this lesson you’ll learn our 4-step method for making better drum fills. We invite you to work along with us through these steps, so by the end of this lesson, you’ll also have a…

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3 Types of Drum Fills 

 

 

3 Types of Drum Fills

 

In this lesson you’ll learn the three types of drum fills, where to use them, and how to make them. But first... Tea!

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4-Step Hack for Dark Bass Lines 

 

 

4-Step Hack for Dark Bass Lines

 

In this lesson you’ll learn a simple 4-step hack for writing dark and dissonant bass lines. We invite you to work along with us through the following steps, so by the end of this…

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#1 Melody Hack 

 

 

#1 Melody Hack

 

Learn how to make better melodies with this game-changing hack!

Hello revolutionary music makers, we are Kate and Ray Harmony (AKA Revolution Harmony), and welcome to Hack Music Theory, the fast, easy and fun way to make…

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Counter Melody Rule 

 

 

Counter Melody Rule

 

Learn how to avoid this common fault many songwriters & producers make in their backing melodies!

Hello revolutionary music makers, we are Kate and Ray Harmony (AKA Revolution Harmony), and welcome to Hack Music Theory, the fast…

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