These step-by-step tutorials are like “musical recipes.”

Use them to make music, and say goodbye to frustration.

Try before you buy. A couple tutorials below are free. Enjoy!

RELAXING PIANO

Hack Music Theory

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  • Write a relaxing piano piece, with arpeggios (left-hand) & melodies (right-hand)
  • 7-step method inspired by Ólafur Arnalds "Happiness Does Not Wait"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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CATCHY MELODY

Hack Music Theory

  • Write a catchy melody using a symmetrical melodic structure
  • 6-step method inspired by Glass Animals "Creatures in Heaven"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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CHROMATIC BASS

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  • Write a bass line using Mixolydian mode & chromaticism
  • 7-step method inspired by The Motet "We Got U"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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SNARE RHYTHMS

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  • Write creative snare patterns, using two rhythms and the 1/16 swing grid
  • 4-step method inspired by Matt Sassari & Tony Romera "Snare Thing"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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CRAZY BEATS

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  • Write crazy drums using odd time, unusual patterns, and ghost notes
  • 4-step method inspired by Blue Lab Beats "Never Doubt"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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DREAMY CHORDS

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  • Write dreamy arpeggios, using unresolved non-harmonic notes
  • 6-step method inspired by Four Tet "Loved"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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FESTIVE MELODY

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  • Write a festive melody that's upbeat and uplifting, but without the cheese
  • 4-step method inspired by the traditional Christmas carol "Noël Nouvelet"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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DISPLACED BASS

Hack Music Theory

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  • Write a captivating bass line, using displacements for variations
  • 5-step method inspired by The Smile (Thom Yorke) "The Smoke"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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SWEEPING ARPEGGIOS

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  • Write sweeping arpeggios, using a unique layering technique
  • 5-step method inspired by Daft Punk "Motherboard"
  • Download includes: step-by-step PDF tutorial + multitrack MIDI
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