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How to Write Christmas Songs (Day 5: Write a Melody)

Are you ready for some crazy Christmas fun? Good, cos December is gonna be a wild ride here at the Revolution Harmony studio, as we'll be doing daily Hack Music Theory videos. Yeah!!!

So, here's our Christmas challenge…

How to Write Christmas Songs (Day 4: Pick a Mode)

Are you ready for some crazy Christmas fun? Good, cos December is gonna be a wild ride here at the Revolution Harmony studio, as we'll be doing daily Hack Music Theory videos. Yeah!!!

So, here's our Christmas challenge…

Dial A Bass Line (Give Writer's Block the Finger)

Last week we launched our new YouTube series Give Writer's Block the Finger, and since then we’ve been receiving the most heartwarming messages from people all over the world who’ve had Writer’s Block for months, even years, and…

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…

Write HEAVY Bass Lines Using the Harmonic Minor Scale

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to write HEAVY bass lines using the harmonic minor scale.

Check out this Hack Music Theory video/podcast if you're wanting to go heavier with your bass lines, and the natural minor scale (AKA…

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 Start a Chord Progression


Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to start writing a chord progression.

The first thing you need to decide is whether you want a happy vibe (AKA major), or a sad vibe (AKA minor). You’ve got three options on…

Introduction to Modes and How to Use Them

Alan from Portland, Oregon emailed us and asked: “I understand the major and minor scales, and I use them in my tracks all the time, but I don’t understand the modes. I know they’re like scales, but I don’t

Why You Need to Spell Music with Numbers


Damian from Birmingham, England emailed us with this question: “I’ve watched all your videos and learnt so much already, thank you. I kinda get the idea of numbering notes, but I’m not sure how the numbers with flats work.