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Dial A Bass Line (Give Writer's Block the Finger)

Last week we launched our new YouTube series Give Writer's Block the Finger, and since then we’ve been receiving the most heartwarming messages from people all over the world who’ve had Writer’s Block for months, even years, and…

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How to Write a Great Melody: Development & Variation

In every melody, there's another melody hiding, just waiting to be found and freed! So, today on the Hack Music Theory show, you'll learn Ray's songwriting hack for developing and varying melodies. Whether you're writing a vocal melody…

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Funk up Your Songs with Slap Bass

There ain't nothin' funkier than a bit of slap bass, so this week on the Hack Music Theory show, Ray reveals how to hack this technique and turn your songs into dancefloor fillers. But first... tea!


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5 Steps for Writing Amazing Bass Lines

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to write an amazing bass line (that's way better than all those boring bass lines we hear in the charts all the time) for your chord progression.

Check out this Hack Music Theory video/podcast…

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How to Write Epic EDM Bass Drops in 7 Steps

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to write an epic EDM bass drop in 7 steps!

If you’re an EDM producer, there’s nothing worse than giving your audience an epic build on the snare drum, then following that with a…

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3 Hacks for EDM Bass Lines & Kick Drums

Michael from Germany asked us the following question on YouTube: “As I build more interesting bass lines for my EDM track, I run into the problem that some bass notes run parallel with the kick. Sure I can justRead more

6 Hacks for Better Bass Lines

Jennifer from Vancouver emailed us with this question: “I’m new to producing, and I’m trying to learn more about bass and how it works, cuz the way I’m doing it now is sounding really boring. You know when you

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