Know your EDM: Dub Music

A big thanks to King Tubby, for bringing a new genre into the music scene: Dub. Dub is a genre that grew out of the reggae-filled streets of Jamaica. It was created by significantly manipulating and reshaping existing recordings while …

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Making Your Drum Pattern Bounce with Velocity

Introduction to Drum Velocity Drum velocity is a crucial aspect of creating dynamic and engaging drum patterns in music production. When programming drums, especially in genres like hip-hop, EDM, or pop, manipulating the velocity of each drum hit can make …

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Exploring the Half-Time Feel in Music

Rhythm determines feel. Among the endless rhythmic techniques, the half-time feel stands out as a special one. This article will break down its components and demonstrate its transformative effect on music. Understanding Half-Time Half-time is a rhythmic technique that slows …

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Turning Arpeggiation Into a Melody: Part 1

Introduction: From Rigid to Fluid A melody is the featured lead in a song, often sung, and always full of expression. Arpeggiations, on the other hand, are repetitive sequences of notes played in a specific order. While they might seem …

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Know your EDM: Progressive House

Hard but tuneful, banging but thoughtful—Progressive House is a new breed of music that focuses on melodies and chords. During the early 1990s, the sound of rave dominated the club scene until progressive house was born. It was once considered …

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