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Music & Audio Learning Guides

What better way to learn new music and audio skills than with a series of carefully crafted learning guides? Each guide is a curated selection of free tutorials designed to help you master a new skill, from arranging for strings to songwriting and composing.

With so much jargon to master in this field, you'll appreciate the guide to music and audio terms. It's perfect for beginners, and even seasoned audio pros will discover some new terms. There are dozens more guides designed to help you master all aspects of music and audio, so why not dip in and see what you can learn?

  1. How to Compose Song Demos in GarageBand

    4 Posts
    GarageBand is easy to use, feature rich and affordable, making it a perfect compositional tool for aspiring songwriters. In this series we'll show you how to develop your guitar riffs and chord progressions into fully fledged song demos using GarageBand’s built in tools.
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  2. A Guide to Effective Drum Mixing

    3 Posts
    Get five mixing engineers in a room and they will probably give you five different tips on mixing your drums. No matter what your preference is, there are certain guidelines that are good to follow when starting to mix your drums.
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  3. Mastering: You Can Do It Yourself (Premium)

    2 Posts
    In this week’s Audio Premium content, Bobby Owsinski brings us the first of two tutorials on do-it-yourself mixing — the common pitfalls and techniques you can use to make your own mastering efforts sound that much better than the average mixing engineer’s attempts. Bobby is the author of many best-selling audio books including The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook.
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