Cj Rhen

How to Effectively Make Music with a Team


Working on a team can be rewarding… It can also be difficult, unorganized, and even uncomfortable at times. This is especially true when you are working with other creative people who all have valid ideas that can clash. This could come in the form of producing a track with an artist or, in my usual...


Tips to Make Your Next Song One of a Kind


Sometimes, a certain song on the radio really grabs your attention. There is something about how it feels or a particular part that uniquely stands out. Generally, these sounds are bold choices that are less common techniques but, when used correctly, have big payoffs. Today we will discuss some of these techniques and hopefully, you...


One Trick To Make Music Like A Pro


Did you hear that new remix by Dua Lipa, Elton John, and PNAU? Why does it sound the way it does? Who wrote that catchy bassline? What’s the chord progression? Is there harmony in the vocal line? The best way to learn to make music is to answer your own questions. To simplify that, copy...


Beginner Music Theory Makes You Into A Better Songwriter


“Come on guys, it’s not music theory” the rocket scientist says… Music theory is the collection of a wide range of tools to understand music. Many people like myself attend university to develop these strengths. Topics like understanding scale and chord constructions are complex and frankly intimidating. Many producers today shy away from music theory...


Step One to Composing a Hit Song


Where do you even begin?! Seriously, how do you decide what to start with and what are the steps for songwriting? This question is definitely open-ended, but today I’ll break down common techniques I use for approaching a new song. Common Techniques It’s obvious you write a melody, then harmony, and then everything else. Also,...


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