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HACK MUSIC THEORY (BOOK)

Theory is a six-letter dirty word to most musicians, but hey, musicians love dirty words, right? And just like all the other dirty words, theory is easy to learn and fun to use! After studying 'popular' and 'classical' music theory, Ray Harmony created a unique approach that he uses to compose his songs, which feature multi-platinum Grammy winners Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and many more.
   Ray Harmony is an award-winning music lecturer and multi-instrumentalist, who is now sharing his top-secret music theory and songwriting hacks through this book series. Drawing on his two decades of teaching experience combined with his minimalist methods of explaining, Ray breaks down music theory into its simplest form via a series of simple hacks, deep insights, and bad jokes.
 
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Please note: This ebook is included in our apprenticeship course.
 

12 MUSIC THEORY HACKS (BOOK)

Please note: PDF version available for free download above. This is a hacks-only version of Part 1 in the series Hack Music Theory. Each hack delivers all the vital info you need to know about each topic. Read through all these hacks in a half hour, and you’ll be making good music in less than an hour from now. However, you’ll miss out on a bunch of bad jokes and deep insights that are only revealed in its companion, so grab a copy above.
 
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SONGWRITING & PRODUCING (PDF)

Our best-seller! This highly-anticipated PDF is out now, and it's already being called "life-changing" by some readers! All of Ray Harmony's top-secret songwriting and producing hacks are now in one PDF, with MIDI files of the examples included. These 14 hacks make everything simple, even the oft-misunderstood modes. Other hacks include: how to write chord progressions, how to write bass lines, how to write guitar/synth riffs, how to write vocal melodies, how to write counterpoint harmonies, and even how to write lyrics. This PDF also contains Ray's world-famous Key Signature Killing Machine hack! Please note that these hacks continue on from where Hack Music Theory, Part 1 leaves off, so be sure to read that book before you get stuck into this PDF.
 
Please note: This PDF is included in our apprenticeship course.
 

6 HACKS FOR BETTER BASS (PDF)

6 Hacks for Better Bass Lines

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  • 8-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below) to showcase the example's final version
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CHORDS NOT IN THE KEY (PDF)

How to Write Chord Progressions Using Chords Not in the Key

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  • 5-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
  • Mixed WAV file (click Play below) to showcase the example's final version
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DRUM BEATS FROM BASS LINES (PDF)

5 HACKS FOR SPICIER DRUMS (PDF)

7 STEPS FOR EDM BASS DROPS (PDF)

How to Write Epic EDM Bass Drops in 7 Steps

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  • 7-page neatly structured step-by-step PDF guide, with MIDI screenshots
  • Multitrack MIDI file, allowing you to access all the notes in the example
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PRAISE FOR "HACK MUSIC THEORY"

“The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!”
DEREK SIVERS, CD Baby founder, TED speaker, musician, author of Anything You Want

“It’s a tutorial... and it’s entertaining. Who could ask for more? Ray, the brilliant tattooed man, knows his onions!”
NEIL COWLEY, composer, pianist, session player on Adele's album 21 (most notably Rolling in the Deep)

“This is the kind of book I wish I had when I first started out.”
IHSAHN, Emperor

“Trust Ray, and in no time you’ll have a watertight music theory skillset you once thought impossible to obtain.”
PAT LUNDY, Modestep, ex-Funeral for a Friend

“Ray manages to make learning music theory fascinating, digestible, and damn right cool!”
JOE COPCUTT, AxeWound, Zoax

“Ray has a totally unique approach of hacking music theory, which gives you the essentials in a fraction of the time.”
–VESPERS, Warp Academy founder, music producer

“Hack Music Theory should be used in every school that teaches music theory – bar none.”
MARK MYNETT, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology & Production at the University Of Huddersfield UK, author of Metal Music Manual

“If you have been put off music theory in the past, then this is the book to inspire and empower you.”
VICTORIA WILLIAMSON, PhD, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow Researcher & Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield UK, author of You Are the Music

WARNING: These hacks are so useful you'll wanna tattoo them on your arm!

“The most useful bit of music theory I've ever learned!”
–STEFAN, former student who tattooed a hack* on his arm
*Ray's world-famous Key Signature Killing Machine, available in the Songwriting & Producing PDF above