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Music Theory

A selection of  Music Theory tips – specifically for modern music styles – from Liveschool trainers, guests and course contributors

Video Tutorial: Introducing Accents to a Bass Line

In this Video Tutorial, George Nicholas (Seekae/Cliques) takes us through a simple, effective technique for gradually introducing accents into a previously static bass line. This a subtle trick for adding movement to the arrangement of your track, su... Read More...

7 Ways to Take Your Chorus up a Notch

Getting the main section of your song (a.k.a. the chorus) to sound bigger than the other sections is something a lot of music-makers don't consider until the mixing stage. However, while there are a few things you can do in the mix, most of what make... Read More...

INPUT VIDEO: Touch Sensitive’s Bassline tips

Touch Sensitive, the producer of possibly the most omni-present basslines in Australian dance music, happens to be a real bass-player ...and a damn good one at that. Anyone who's seen his one-man shows of live disco bass will certainly know this alre... Read More...

Quick tip: Chord planing and parallel harmony

Parallel Harmony - an obscure composition technique made modern. With the advent of sampling came the possibility of triggering audio snippets sampled from existing recordings. Individual drum hits could be used to make new beats, and melodic sounds... Read More...