There are many dimensions across which we can compare music. Most people categorize music "genres" (rock, pop, hip-hop, etc.). Sometimes, we might categorize music according to its mood ("happy", "sad", etc.). In different occassions we might choose different categorizations. However, there is a categorization that escapes many people, even though it affects the music they [...]
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Sorry folks for not having written for so long. It’s been a very hard time for me, for various reasons. Right now I am under tremendous pressure, for many reasons, including the recording of a new Raskolnikov’s Dream album. I am promising to return in June with more articles. I am also planning to include a [...]
There are many ways to write music. Whichever way you choose the most basic element remains only one: the instrument.
If you choose to use a piano and a violin, you will never be able to play rock. If you choose to play a distorted guitar, you’re probably off in a different direction.
However, most of us, [...]
This is a great question. It is something that was circulating in my mind before I released my album, and is still circulating now.
When I’m saying capitalize, I mean promote your music through myspace and make money out of it. So, let’s take a look to what happened with my project: Raskolnikov’s Dream.
My MySpace is http://www.myspace.com/raskolnikovsdream [...]
A very important topic when writing music is the form of your song or piece. There are many different styles and methods of working on this matter. We will discuss these in this article.
First of all, everything depends on the kind of music you want to write. Pop and rock music for example have pretty [...]
Today we’re going to talk about a topic that many people miss, but it’s really important to get this straight.
When most people start learning about music, they usually start learning about music theory. However, what people don’t understand, is that in these days, music genre is not just about music theory, but about music production [...]
Today we are going to talk about a fundamental concept of music theory: The circle of 4ths and 5ths
The circle of 4ths and 5ths is a very easy method to learn the scales of western music. Take a look at the picture below
We begin at C. If go clockwise, we are moving in 5ths. A [...]
As you may know, I also run two more projects, besides Encefalus.
I am a musician (as it is pretty obvious from running this site), and my first project, can be found here: Raskolnikov’s Dream.
It is a melodic electronica project. In the official site you will find more information and you will be able to listen [...]
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Today we are going to debate over this subject: soft synths vs hardware synths. There are many opinions, almost as many musicians, but I am going to give my view on the subject on a few lines.
First of all, you have to realize that any instrument that you are using is going to [...]
Today, I’ll talk about a subject that can be a little be confusing to beginners in digital music: Fourier transform and harmonics. A harmonic is defined by wikipedia as follows
In acoustics and telecommunication, the harmonic of a wave is a component frequency of the signal that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency. [...]