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How to Turn Your Loop into a Song – (6 Simple Steps)

If you have hundreds of 8 or 16 bar loops on your hard drive, the chances are you want to turn some of those into full songs, and actually finish your music. Going from a loop to whole song arrangement is one of the BIGGEST problems I get asked about, so today I’m going to share with you 6 simple steps which will help you take your ideas into fully finished songs.

They might be chord progressions, melody ideas, beats or vocals. In this video I share with you 6 steps you can take to select the best bits, and then finish your music. These techniques work for any style of music and in any music making software.

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Make Melodies in just 5 Minutes

Today, I'm going to show you how to write a melody in just a few minutes, even if you've got no musical background.

There are lots of different ways to write melodies, of course, but this is a great technique if you struggle with music theory, or you want to get the quick, soulful melody down without mucking around in the Piano Roll Editor, testing and deleting, and wasting your precious flow, and your precious time.

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How to Make Killer Chord Progressions

Catchy chords and chord progressions are often the basis of what makes a really memorable song - regardless of genre – so today we’re going to look at how to write KILLER chord progressions!

In this post we look at changing some different elements of bog-standard, quite “boring” chord progressions, to come up with something more interesting - more memorable!

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How To Arrange Your Track In Under 5 Minutes!

One of the most frustrating parts of music production is getting stuck in a four or eight bar loop.

Over and over it goes….The more you listen to it; the more critical you become – swapping out sounds, melodies or other elements until you get sick of the very tune that you thought was an absolute killer a couple of hours ago (or, it’s changed by all recognition and you’ve lost the original vibe)!

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