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The Ultimate Guide to Build-ups

One key feature of electronic dance music is build-ups. They certainly exist in other genres of music (outside dance music), but in EDM, the use

5 Tips for Working With Drums

There’s no denying the importance of drums in electronic dance music. Along with bass, they play the vital role of creating groove. In The Ultimate Guide to

TL;DR Music Theory: Pentatonic Scales

In today’s “TL;DR Music Theory: Pentatonic Scales” article we’re going to look at, you guessed it, pentatonic scales. What are pentatonic scales? Pentatonic scales are

TL; DR Music Theory: Partial Chords

Today’s “TL; DR Music Theory: Partial Chords” will explore “partial chords,” as I call them. What I mean by “partial chords” are chords that are

TL; DR Music Theory: Extended Chords

In today’s TL;DR Music Theory, we’ll be talking about basic extended chords. We’ve talked about triads and 7th chords in an earlier article, and extended

TL;DR Theory: Diatonic Minor Chords

This TL;DR Music Theory post explains diatonic minor chords and why the harmonic minor scale comes into play. As mentioned earlier, “diatonic” refers to notes

TL;DR Theory: Diatonic Chords

In today’s “TL;DR Theory: Diatonic Chords” we’re looking at the backbones of all harmonic progressions: diatonic chords. The word “diatonic” means something along the lines

Music Theory: The TL;DR version

For too long the EDM world has overlooked theory, or only superficially skimmed the surface. This post is the first in a comprehensive, in-depth look

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