Does Music Theory Really Help In Songwriting?

Theory can be used creatively to augment and enhance your music. While it is a very useful tool to have, it is not a prerequisite for all producers. How useful it is really depends on the context of your production. For instance, if you …

How To Keep Your Musical Arrangements Interesting

Arrangement A term that has been so loosely thrown around among musicians, producers, songwriters, and composers alike. What does it actually mean? According to our beloved Wikipedia (which we all know to be a reliable source), “Musical Arrangement” is defined as “A musical reconceptualization …

EDM Theory: Introduction

I was often told something like, “You have to focus on the sound design” or “Dude, you have to master sound design!” However, I’ve always found this a bit misleading. While sound design is certainly important for standing out from the crowd, it’s not …

Creating Memorable Melodic Progressions

There have been several “golden formulas” over the years teaching up and coming songwriters how to write hit songs. You’ve probably read about it somewhere at some point, or overheard fellow contemporaries talk about how an intro needs to be no more than 18 …