Songwriting

82: Music Theory 201 – Modes and Moods

The guys continue talking about theory and their associations and use cases for certain modes and scales.

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81: Music Theory 101 – Tempo, Meter and Key

The guys confuse themselves and each other (but not you) explaining the basics of music theory and its utility for DIY music production

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78: Sampling and the Worst Beat in Recording History

The guys team up with Richard M. Nixon’s ghost to make the worst beat ever using samples recorded live during the episode.

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77: Song Production Breakdown and Analysis

The guys breakdown and analyze a busy pop production to understand ways to capture and hold a listener’s fleeting attention.

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63: Tips for Writing Better Lyrics (and Better Songs!)

The guys talk to R&B singer/songwriter Sayana about writing better lyrics, managing song ideas and how to craft songs that connect with people

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55: Vocal Production Tips and Tricks (Brandon Tomei)

The guys talk to multi-instrumentalist, producer, podcaster Brandon Tomei about all things related vocal production. Get some tips, tricks and cheats in this one!

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53: Writing and Arranging for a Whole Band (Josh Doran)

The guys chat with Josh Doran about arranging music for a band, writing meaningful lyrics, producing demos and then translating those demos into recordings that you can be proud of sharing with the world.

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29: Want Songwriting Superpowers? A Little Theory Will Help (Samori Coles)

Vadim talks to engineer, producer and educator Samori Coles about why music theory is as relevant as it’s ever been for helping songwriters craft powerful songs and why it doesn’t have to be scary to learn.

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