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!

Music and Emotions: The Seven Mechanisms that Evoke Musical Emotions

Music and Emotions The Seven Mechanisms that Evoke Musical Emotions No one would argue against the statement that music and emotions can have a strong relationship with each other, but how is it even possible that something as abstract as music can evoke our most personal emotions? To answer this questions I [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:53+00:00 March 28th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle, music composition|0 Comments

Most Popular Christmas Songs, Guitar Chords and Lyrics

Most Popular Christmas Songs, Guitar Chords and Lyrics Ho, ho, ho ... It is Christmas time again and what is better than playing and singing the most popular Christmas songs with your family. As a small Christmas gift, I searched for the most famous Christmas songs of all time and created this wonderful [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:54+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: guitar, singing|2 Comments

The 50 Best Film-Score Composers and Their Greatest Soundtracks

The 50 Best Film-Score Composers And Their Greatest Soundtracks Plenty of times, I read or heard the statement: 'Film-score composers are the compositional geniuses of our time.' In my eyes, there is a lot of truth behind this statement. Film-score composers need to be literate not only in many different musical genres but [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:54+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: music composition|11 Comments

How to Find the Sample Rate and Bit Depth of an Audio File

How to Find the Sample Rate and Bit Depth of an Audio File For Mac How do you find out the sample rate again? I often forgot how to do it but actually there is an easy and quick way to find out the current sample rate and bit depth of any given [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:55+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Categories: music production, music technology|1 Comment

How to Record What You Hear ( Built-in Output ) for Mac

How to Record What You Hear for Mac Record the Built-In Output for Free Every Mac or Computer user comes across the moment when he or she simply wants to record what he hears through his speakers. Let it be a show on your favorite life stream radio or audio samples from that [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:55+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle, music technology|6 Comments

10 Extraordinary Instruments

10 Extraordinary Instruments 1. The Largest Drumkit Dr. Mark Temperato made a drumkit that comprises 340 pieces. For that he proudly holds the world record. He doesn't sit in front of his drumkit but inside of it as even above and behind him there is nothing but drums, percussion and cymbals. [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:56+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Categories: music composition|0 Comments

The 56 Greatest Classical Composers ( by Musical Period and Country )

The 56 Greatest Classical Composers ( by Musical Period and Country ) Part 1 - Melodic Rhythm This is a selective list of 56 of the greatest classical composers ordered chronologically and by musical period. I use "classical" as a classifying word for all these composers which is actually wrong. Only composers that [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:57+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Categories: music composition|6 Comments

Jazz Blues Chord Progression Generator

Jazz Blues Chord Progression Generator The Jazz-Blues-Generator is a program written in Max/Msp that plays a 12-Bar-Dominant-Jazz-Blues chord progression and generates a fitting solo over it. It can be used - to get to know the chords, modes and sound of the 12-Bar-Dominant-Jazz-Blues - as a backing track to practice improvisation over variable chord [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:57+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Categories: guitar, music technology|1 Comment

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