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This is where I collect links to articles, interviews, books, tutorials, and videos about composing, orchestration, mixing/mastering, production music, etc. that I find interesting, informative, entertaining, etc.

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Guitarist's Guide to Playing Bass: 20 Tips to Help You Think Like a Bassist

"Bass is more than just a guitar with two fewer strings. It has a different tone, scale length, feel and musical role, and in many cases it requires a different conceptual and technical approach." [Articles]

How To Write Like John Williams! Secrets of Film Scoring Part 1

"In this episode of Everything Music, I will show you harmonic progressions that film composerJohn Williams commonly uses in his writing to create his epic soundscapes." [Videos]

FX LOOPS EXPLAINED |†Pro Guitar Shop

"Learn about the FX loop capability of your guitar amp. We demystify the send and return jacks on your amp." [Articles]

How Christopher Nolanís The Dark Knight Influenced The Sound of Arrow

"A conversation with composer Blake Neely, the man behind the scores of Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow." [Articles]

'Game of Thrones' Finale: Composer on 'Light of the Seven'

"Series composer Ramin Djawadi reveals how two voices and a piano contributed to one of the show's tensest sequences yet." [Articles]

SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of Captain America: Civil War

"In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with the Skywalker Sound team behind Captain America: Civil War directed by Anthony Russo and Joseph V. Russo including Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Shannon Mills and Supervising Sound Editor Dan Laurie." [Videos]

The Sound of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack

"Go behind the scenes of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack, as composer John Williams discusses his approach to crafting music for the film, including characters new and classic." [Videos]

Composer Carter Burwell says most directors don't care if a score is 'good' or 'interesting' | 89.3 KPCC

"You might think a director would be adamant that his or her film would also have really good music to accompany the story, but Burwell says that's rarely the case." [Articles]