The Contrabassoon – Woodwind Instruments

In Austria and Germany, records of the contrabassoon’s precursors exist as early as 1590. At this time, the increasing popularity of doubling the bass line resulted in the development of lower-pitched dulcians. Octavebass, quintfaggot, and quartfaggot are some...
5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

So you’re a composer, huh? What’s your real job? You must be really good with classical music… Are you sick of hearing this? Me too. Proper composing requires hard work, time, and commitment. Early in your composing practice, especially when facing obstacles and...
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...
Tips to Learn Chord Progressions

Tips to Learn Chord Progressions

After learning the parts of the guitar, the name of each string, and your first few notes and melodies, the next thing beginners usually learn is their first couple of chords. That is, at least how I first learned to play guitar. If this sounds like you, we are here...