Composing in 7/8

Composing in 7/8

INTRODUCTION   The majority of popular music is in 4/4 time and does not modulate time signature. This means that most of the rhythmic ideas repeat or “turn around” (cadence) in some multiple/factor of 4 – so, a grid system made of up segments that are 4...
Baglama

Baglama

The baglama or saz (a type of plucked string instrument with a long neck) is popular in Ottoman classical music. It is also popular in Turkish folk music, Turkish Arabesque music, Transcaucasian music, and parts of Syria, Iraq, and the Balkan countries. In addition,...
Learn How to Make Sub-Bass Drop Effects

Learn How to Make Sub-Bass Drop Effects

Have you ever wanted to make those sub-bass drops that you so often hear when you are watching movie trailers? The ones used to create some dramatic effect?  The reason why people call it a bass drop is because, without subs, it really does cut out the low-end in the...
Hocketing and Pointillism in Electronic Music

Hocketing and Pointillism in Electronic Music

Hocketing   Hocketing is a compositional technique used to develop one long musical idea into a more interesting sequence by dividing it into shorter phrases and distributing them among instruments with similar sounds. The technique has proved to be effective...