Podcast Episodes

How We Write and Arrange Music

Show Notes Music is a craft that takes effort to master. Everyone has their own process to create music. What do we do? This week, we talk about our processes in writing and arranging music for a big band. You’ll learn about the steps we take to start with an idea and...

8 Things to Remember in a Worship Team

Show Notes Playing music in a worship team setting can be an incredible experience. We’ve experienced deep spiritual connection and have had amazing musical journeys through it. However, often times pro musicians miss the point and get caught up in the wrong things....

The Extra 10%

Show Notes What gives you that extra 10%? You know, the thing that moves you from just good to great. We’ve given you all the theory that will make you a “good” musician, but that’s not enough. To put it all together and be great, there is another step. From form to...

Nashville Numbers

Show Notes Nashville numbers are the latest form of music notation. If you are anything like me, you probably think it sounds fake. How can you notate music with a name like that? Actually, it is a lot simpler than it sounds! If you like the show, leave us a review!...

Harmony Crash Course

Show Notes If the roads of the city are built by the scales and time signatures, than the houses are the harmony. This episode is a crash course on writing harmony for your music! We’ll explain progressive vs regressive progressions, the circle of fourths, and more....

Time Signatures

Show Notes Time marks the passing of moments. Each day we have hundreds of moments that fly by, some taking longer than others or appearing in different forms. We work, we play, we eat, we sleep. The craziest part is that no two days look exactly the same! Music can’t...

Triads and Extensions

Show Notes Imagine your favorite song. Now, imagine it again without any chords and only one note played at a time. It just isn’t the same. Why do multiple notes sound so much better? Triads and extensions are the key to building the perfect song. The concept is...

Key Signatures and Scales

Show Notes The first step to learning functional music theory is key signatures and scales. These are the foundations to the rest of music theory, yet so many people don’t understand them. We make it simple for you! Mat and Tommy share their experiences of learning...

Why Music Theory is Important

Show Notes We get it, music theory can be boring. Learning sets of rules can be dry. Why even bother with it? We’ll tell you! Music theory is incredibly important to a career as a successful musician. Are you only a hobbyist? That’s okay! Knowing music theory will do...

Got GAS?

Show Notes Got G.A.S.? We all know what that’s like! Gear Acquisition Syndrome is common amongst musicians. Some of us are better than others and don’t succumb to it. Mat and Tommy are not like that… Listen to their stories of their favorite gear and what they...

6 Songs from the 1930s to Check Out ASAP

Show Notes The 1930s was an incredible era for jazz – it was the beginning of the big band era and the height of tin pan alley. The amount of amazing music that was written in this time period rivals any other era of music. What are the highlights? Listen to find out!...

6 Tunes from the 1920s You NEED to Hear

Show Notes Every era of music has some amazing music that it produces. We shared 6 of our favorites from the 1920s! These are not the 6 best tunes or even necessarily our favorites, but they are tunes that we think everyone, musician or not, should take a listen to....

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