Getting Started articles
- 03/20/18Getting started
Voicings and cadences - Harmony Basics - Part 39
Today we'll go once again over what we saw in articles 34 and 36 regarding voice-leading according to cadence, exploring in detail voice movements in relation to the most common cadences.
- 03/18/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Pseudo-stereo - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 68
Today I will show you a nifty trick derived from the previous installment which will allow you to get an quasi-stereo electric guitar sound with two mono takes.
- 03/14/18Getting started
Parallel voices - Harmony Basics - Part 38
The previous article allowed you to get to know chords better, discussing open and drop chords. This week we'll take a look at a case where voices evolve in parallel, with a special focus on octaves and fifths. I know, I know: parallel octaves and fifths are forbidden, right? Indeed, when you want to stick to classic harmony, it is...
- 03/05/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Combining several mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 67
In this installment we'll see in which cases it might be useful to record your guitar amp with several mics.
- 02/26/18Getting started
Drop voicings - Harmony Basics - Part 37
In the previous article we briefly studied the movements of each voice within the context of voice-leading, based on the motion of the root. Today we'll focus on a particular sort of voicing: drop voicings.
- 02/26/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - In practice - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 66
This week we retake the recording of electric guitar with the installment you've all been waiting for: the recording itself!
- 02/21/18Getting started
Off track - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 65
Today's article is somewhat special but serves to illustrate perfectly the advantages of splicing into episodes this sort of series.
- 02/19/18Getting started
Voice movement in voice-leading - Harmony Basics - Part 36
In the previous article you saw the notes that are best suited to create voicings and those which ought to be avoided. In this one we will focus our attention on voice-leading and certain rules you should consider when exploring this technique.
- 02/12/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 64
Second installment of the chapter dedicated to recording electric guitar. Today we'll discuss a small accessory that many guitar players are fond of to see how it impacts the sound and how you can make the best of it.
- 01/31/18Getting started
Voicings, important notes and notes to avoid - Harmony Basics - Part 35
Today we'll continue exploring voicings... but going back to the basics! Because it's really nice to talk about open, closed, added-tone and what-not chords but if you don't know which notes you can or cannot use, then you might end up a bit frustrated.