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How to Get Started Making Music – Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in making music but don’t know where to start? Whether you want to do this professionally or as a hobby, we can help. Here are some of the most asked questions about making music that we’ve come across.

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What is music?

Simply put, music is changes in sound over time that create an emotional response in a listener. That’s really all there is to it, but it’s obviously much more complex than that.

Some people have very strong view about what “real music” is, but they are usually quite naive and subjective. Music can be melodic, rhythmic, chordal, vocal or any combination thereof.

If its a series of changes in sound that can move you or anyone else on an emotional level, in our definition it IS music.

How is music made?

There are many ways music can be made. Traditionally it’s through the use of acoustic instruments played together to form some combination of rhythm, melody and/or harmony.

But nowadays it’s a much more “digital” process. Although live instruments are often still used, electronic and digital instruments are also the norm – from computer software to analog synthesizers and everything in between, music is made in a variety of ways using a variety of tools.

Oftentimes music is made with respect to certain “rules” related to some form of music theory. There are various types of musical theory throughout the world, but they all revolve around the concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony.

Those aren’t necessarily the only elements to great music, but are part of the foundation.

How do I make music using my computer?

Making beats can be one of the best things to do in life.

Making music is a calling – and whether you want to do it as a hobby or become a professional, we’ve got you covered.

Visit this page to learn how to make beats and be sure to sign up for the free cheat sheets.

How do I become a singer or rapper?

Everyday, someone realizes that the being a music artist is what they are meant to do. But they have no idea where to start. We’ve got you covered.

There’s a lot of things you need to know to become a successful singer or rapper, but you can do it easier now than ever before.

Learn How to Rap or Learn How to Sing.

What instrument should I learn to play?

What musical instrument you learn to play is a very personal choice. What kind of music are you hoping to create/play? That may help you make a decision.

Looking to play ballads, R&B or classical music? Learning how to play piano may be a good idea.

Want to play rock or more singer/songwriter style music? Maybe learning how to play guitar would be a better idea.

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