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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 | 2018-12-07T14:37:15+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Categories: guitar, music composition|Tags: , |9 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|5 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 for 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 [...]

By | 2018-12-12T13:44:08+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 | 2018-12-12T14:03:06+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle, music composition, music money|3 Comments

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 | 2018-12-12T14:41:55+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 | 2017-12-13T18:04:03+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 [...]

By | 2018-12-12T14:12:49+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: music composition|15 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|2 Comments

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