Music Production Help provides music production tutorials, tips and gear reviews for music producers. There’s something here for everybody, from the budding music producer to the experienced pro. The content is produced and curated by Berklee Online author and instructor, Erik “Hawk” Hawkins, who has written several online music courses, books and hundreds of music production articles over the years.

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  • Podcast Episode Sixteen: Mike Henderson (ENDO)
    Mike Henderson (also known as ENDO) is a DJ who has pioneered harmonic mixing, developed DJ-friendly apps, worked in tour management for other DJs, and developed Berklee Online's first DJ course. The post Podcast Episode Sixteen: Mike Henderson (ENDO) appeared first on Take Note by Berklee Online.
  • Quick Songwriting Tips: Color and Contrast Your Harmony
    Download Shane’s songwriting tips: https://berkonl.in/2AcLfRu If you’re writing too many of your songs just using major triads, your listeners may start to get bored. The way to color and contrast harmonies is by transforming major triads into suspended chords. And when you’re considering the bass note of your chord, going with the third note in […] The post Quick Songwriting Tips: Color and Contrast Your Harmony appeared first on Take Note by Berklee Online.
  • Learn to DJ with Traktor: Setting Macros
    Setting a macro in Traktor means that you can use one button, knob, or fader to control multiple things at once. This can speed up your DJ workflow tremendously and give you all kinds of new possibilities for cool and creative tricks in Traktor. One secret DJ technique is using what we call “The Magic […] The post Learn to DJ with Traktor: Setting Macros appeared first on Take Note by Berklee Online.
  • Quick Songwriting Tips: Color and Contrast Your Harmony
    If you’re writing too many of your songs just using major triads, your listeners may start to get bored. The way to color and contrast harmonies is by transforming major triads into suspended chords. And when you’re considering the bass note of your chord, going with the third note in the scale can add more […] The post Quick Songwriting Tips: Color and Contrast Your Harmony appeared first on Take Note by Berklee Online.
  • Use Unexpected Melodies
    The most important quality in songwriting is melody. If you want your melody to stand out, you shouldn’t be afraid to try notes other than the most common notes used in any key (the root or the 5th of the scale). Berklee Online instructor Shane Adams demonstrates what he refers to as the “color” notes, […] The post Use Unexpected Melodies appeared first on Take Note by Berklee Online.

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