About Dario Brandt

Who is writing? Dario, a german-born internet citizen, professional music producer, composer, teacher, blogger and internet entrepreneur who likes to help you become a well rounded music producer!

3 Lessons from Documentary Montage of Heck about Kurt Cobain’s Life

3 Lessons from Documentary Montage of Heck about Kurt Cobain's Life I just watched Brett Morgen’s Documentary about Kurt Cobain's life, from his birth to his death. Since 2008 Martin had the permission to use every stored up piece of art Kurt ever created, ranging from his writings and paintings to [...]

By | 2017-10-06T19:23:02+00:00 April 25th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Words to Describe Music: Musical Parameters

10 Words to Describe Music Musical Parameters Music can be very inconceivable and hard to describe thanks to its almost magical nature. Especially, when you need someone to translate ideas, emotions and messages into music it is quite difficult to communicate your internal musical concepts in a way that someone understands them [...]

How to Overcome Stage Fright Unconventionally

How to Overcome Stage Fright 5 Unconventional Methods “Hey, you are on in 5 minutes,” echo’s your friends voice through the long backstage corridor. You nod reservedly but these few words stoke up your unbearable stage fright yet again. Your thoughts are racing, your palms are sweating and adrenaline rushes through [...]

By | 2017-10-10T14:00:05+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Complete List of Free Sample Libraries

The Complete List of Free Sample Libraries Freebies, Freebies Everywhere Freebies, freebies, freebies. Before you start buying the most expensive sample libraries check out my list of free sample libraries first. I hope you find the instrument you need here. I subdivided the list into categories of instruments: Guitar, bass, orchestral [...]

By | 2017-10-10T18:57:35+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Categories: music production|Tags: , |34 Comments

210 Awesome Open Guitar Chords

210 Awesome Open Guitar Chords And How to Use Them Are you bored of the sound of standard chords? Then, using open guitar chords is a way to pimp up your playing and boring chord progressions. There are thousands of open guitar chords and millions of ways to use them [...]

By | 2017-10-10T14:47:29+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Categories: guitar, music composition|Tags: , |8 Comments

10 Powerful Power Chord Variations

10 Powerful Power Chord Variations 'Radical!!!' - Bill & Ted Power chords are still an essential part of rock music as well as many other guitar dominated music styles. Nonetheless, standard power chords become boring quite fast to every over average guitar player. Power chords can be used perfectly as a musical device [...]

By | 2017-10-10T18:47:41+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Categories: guitar, music composition|4 Comments

The MIDI Note Number Frequency Wavelength Table

How to Write Magical Song Lyrics Part 1 - Melodic Rhythm MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a protocol to transfer controlling data in a musical context. MIDI-Controllers appear in forms of keys, wheels, faders, pads and sensors. The protocol contains information about pitch or velocity, which is [...]

By | 2017-10-10T18:48:56+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Categories: music technology, music theory|0 Comments

Functions of Music in Film and Video

Functions of Music in Film and Video Music is an essential part of film. Nonetheless, often we are not even aware of the music playing in the background. However, if we realized on how many levels it influences us and our perception we would probably be amazed. A brief history of [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:52+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Categories: music composition|0 Comments

Music in Marketing and Advertisement: Effective Strategies

Music in Marketing and Advertisement Effective Strategies Why is music so important in marketing and advertisement and what strategies are there to use it effectively? The influence of music on our moods, emotions, perceptions and preferences is often more present than we consciously experience. The psychology behind the mechanism of how music effects [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:52+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle, music composition, music money|3 Comments

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