Wrong Notes for Better Chord Progressions 

 

 

Wrong Notes for Better Chord Progressions

 

Can you hear the weakness in this chord progression?

It’s a common weakness that you hear in most songs. Did you spot it? If not, here’s the answer: all the chords are in the…

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Gorillaz HACK for Better Bass Lines 

 

 

How to Write a Bass Line like Gorillaz "New Gold"

 

In the new Gorillaz single “New Gold”, there’s a music theory secret that makes their song feel totally different to the other new releases out this week. That’s what you’ll…

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Red Hot Chili Peppers HACK for Better Bass Lines 

 

 

How to Write a Bass Line like Red Hot Chili Peppers "Tippa My Tongue"

 

In the new Red Hot Chili Peppers single “Tippa My Tongue”, there’s a ridiculously funky variation of the blues scale, which we’re calling the RHCP scale…

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Steven Wilson: See Sound, Hear Images 

 

 

Steven Wilson: See Sound, Hear Images

 

"You imagine something as a guitar part, but then you transpose it to the bass, and it just seems somehow more exotic because of that." –Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree songwriter-producer)

 

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Steven Wilson: Change Your Workflow 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Change Your Workflow

 

"I’m not thinking like a bass player would. It gives you all of these possibilities as a bass player to play melodies, riffs, chords." –Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree songwriter-producer)

 

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Steven Wilson: Biggest Metal Guitar Mistake 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Biggest Metal Guitar Mistake

 

"It's all played on telecaster with an almost clean tone, and to me, it sounds heavier than if I'd played it with a whole bunch of overdrive." –Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)

 

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Steven Wilson: How to Be Creative 

 

 

Steven Wilson: How to Be Creative

 

"An amateur is someone who does something because they love to do it. So, professionalism is sometimes not a good thing." –Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)

 

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Steven Wilson: Song Structure SECRET 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Song Structure SECRET

 

"I love that idea of the callback to the intro. Making sense of the fact there is this intro, by using it as the basis not for the main song (not for the verse, not

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Steven Wilson: Common Songwriting Mistake 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Common Songwriting Mistake

 

“Nowadays, with so much music being written on the computer, we’ve lost that natural push and pull that an ensemble and a band will have if they’re playing outside of a tempo map. A lot…

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Steven Wilson: The Songwriting Process 

 

 

Steven Wilson: The Songwriting Process

 

"For me, writing music is like standing in front of a brick wall. You go to that brick wall, and you start to hit your head against the wall. And after about an hour, you

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Steven Wilson on SHRED GUITAR: "That's Not Music." 

 

 

Steven Wilson on SHRED GUITAR

 

"I'm not a fan of the whole 'guitar shredder' phenomenon. I love that people can play like that, but the fact is they feel the need to remind everyone they can play like that constantly.

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Steven Wilson: Don't Structure Songs Like This 

 

 

Steven Wilson: Don't Structure Songs Like This

 

"One of the hallmarks of so-called progressive rock is that it doesn't conform to the conventional way that tracks normally would unfold. A piece of progressive rock can go in very unpredictable directions,

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