Came out to $1.10 here in California. Thanks. Guess I won't go for that Spotify deal for the Google Home mini then.
Link to cancel your trial: https://www.amazon.com/music/settings
Edit: Mine already showed up. Amazon said shipping was 5-7 days but I got mine the following day.
Fellow guitar player and detailer here. Found this tool last Christmas and highly recommend it.
If you're remotely interested in playing records go to /r/vinyl and read the sidebar.
It cannot be overstated -- do not waste your money on a suitcase record player like this, even if you're only into it for the novelty.
this turntable is worth buying, sorry, but it's an expensive hobby unless you can fix old vintage equipment that you score at a yard sale for a few dollars.
There's also a truly incredible book on the score which deep-dives into every theme. It's really heavy on the Music Theory and includes a lot of sheet music, so I'd recommend it to fans who have at least a basic understanding of composition.
I've been reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory. Very easy read, and covers lots of topics in an understandable style.
However, flattering to deceive, the publishers have now dropped the name "complete idiots" in favor of plain vanilla "idiots".
She might enjoy a staff paper notebook with the Christmas season coming up: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Notebook-Unicorn-Manuscript-Staves/dp/1545195730/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1542579236&sr=8-7&keywords=music+ledger+paper
This one appears to actually work, though the slide is cheap, based on reviews.
Victor Wooten's book is fucking nuts.
It's not really independence as much as coordination. Your hands aren't doing separate things... they are subdividing rhythm and lining up within that subdivision.
I'm sure you can find easier exercises out there, but some of the ones I'm familiar with are in an old sightsinging text. Feel free to grab whichever old edition you can that's not some absurd college bookstore price or locate it through other means.
I wanna think Hindemith's Elementary Training for Musicians also has some of the exercises... but not sure.
Anyway, what you want to look for are rhythm reading exercises that basically have you pat the rhythms in each hand.
You could honestly do this with any piece of music and just ignore the notes and pat the rhythm (and I'd recommend it), but these books will have a lot of progressive exercises with the Ottman having the most.
That music New Rules has the same sound the Comic Con trailer has!!Basically confirming that the Comic Con trailer EPIC music is in the movie right?
My earliest ASMR memories were from elementary school. There are plenty of videos in this theme, but I haven’t found vids with certain triggers.
The first “missing trigger” from when I was little was when the teacher used a chalkboard liner on the board. The teacher did it slowly, always smooth with none of those horrible “nail on a chalkboard” sounds. I’ve never seen one in an ASMR.
The next thing was the light clacking of the teachers shoes as they walked the room during tests. Very quiet and slow clacks from a pair of low heels. Sometimes I’ll hear that sound, but not necessarily in that context and usually not a focal point.
Weirdly, the last one was the lice lady. Something about the calming voice paired with the feeling of the long qtips on the scalp. I know there are a lot of cranial massage-type things, but I think I’d like to see more... localized style? Like I don’t necessarily want a literal lice check video, but maybe some type of scalp thing that uses more precise tools as triggers (as opposed to brushing and the like). I think I like the spatial aspect.
This is my daily getup when I'm flying
Check out Robert Gjerdingen's Music in the Galant Style, it's well worth it. Some of his main points about schemata are summarized on openmusictheory.
Gotta say I think this is a great way to get a handle on smooth voice leading. These stepwise movements are the most common way that such chords actually show up in context, and much more "musical" than just drilling root position triads through the circle of fifths.
If you're interested in some similar methods that blend harmony and counterpoint, check out the 18th-century tradition of partimento. It was how Mozart and Vivaldi actually learned to compose, and there's an excellent book about it by Robert Gjerdingen called "Music in the Galant Style". It contains dozens of voice-leading patterns like the ones you have figured out, which he calls "schema", and his book is full of examples from actual compositions.
Yeah. You have to ask yourself, why am I obsessed with collecting all this information? It's not enough to just stop it, I'm sure you've tried that and found yourself back in the same old familiar patterns. A book that I really enjoyed reading was this, music habits His message is really simple, but his whole philosophy of music production is really good. There are a lot of bad habits we pick up when we first start music production and one of them is that obsession with collecting more info.
Also what really helped me is stick to a few good resources. Forget about the internet because I find more often than not there is a ton of bad advice floating around that you don't want to take on. Occasionally you find these amazing posts full of wisdom and 9/10 their knowledge came from a professional who knew their shit who probably already wrote a book that would be really beneficial to read.
And if you're like me you probably just overthink everything way too much. And collecting all that info isn't helping you to trust your own judgement and just making music.
It's surprisingly well written for a dummies book, I can't recommend it enough.
it sits on the bookshelf of the classroom i recently took a job teaching in, but i'm, thus far, avoiding it like peewee herman avoided the snakes in the burning pet shop.
The quantity of fluid you end up using is low enough that flipping over the record really doesn't make a mess at all. When you apply the liquid w/ a brush, it leaves behind a thin layer and fills in the grooves - but not much excess liquid. I'd definitely recommend getting an RCM at some point if you're able to. There are some models that have a top-mounted vacuum swivel (e.g. the Music Hall WCS-2), but I've found they're all a bit more expensive.
I would suggest three things...
Best of luck.
oops i should have clarified, it's this https://www.amazon.com/Music-Cats-Album-David-Teie/dp/B01LTHXUBS/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
it's on google music too.
i have no idea why it works lol. i discovered it during a multi-day roadtrip were they were generally well behaved, but at certain points they'd start crying a bunch. turning this on would immediately quiet them down and they'd fall asleep!! i've used it several times since and it always works. really weird.
Something like this?
There are books that will help, like Ariane Cap's Music Theory for Bass Players, but finding a local teacher is probably a better idea.
1) Having a teacher forces you to practice stuff you usually wouldn't and forces you to be honest about your practice schedule.
2) The right teacher can see what you're doing wrong and fix it, and can also see when you're ready for the next piece of information.
The HARD part is finding a good teacher. There are plenty of amazing players who are not good teachers. Ask around locally, or ask on Talkbass.com for a good teacher in your area. Try to watch vids or see them play BEFORE you ask them for lessons, to make sure you like the choices they make.
Once you find a teacher, ask them if they have a lesson plan or syllabus or something like that: a linear progression of stuff they plan on teaching you.
I've gotten a lot of mileage out of this book: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-3E-Idiots-Guides/dp/1465451676/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
My suggestion is to try not to drown yourself in information. Pick out areas that you think you are weak and just start learning.
I like that you already know that you want to improve your chords and melody writing. Pick one of those things and just dig in.
I recently came about this book "Music Through Fourier Space", it talks about fourier analysis (mostly DFT) and it raltes it to music theory, scales, rhytmic patters and other stuff. I havent really read much of it, but it seems interesting. I think some very basic abstract algebra knowledge is needed as it performs fourier transofrms on cyclic groups. If you are interested you can probably reasearch more about the author and the field he works in.
Your vocaroo reminds me of a song called Mauzner Detroit by an artist called Spy. I can't find the song anywhere online, which is just too weird. Spy is composer J. Ralph, who's best know for this song, One Million Miles Away. I bought the Spy album hoping it would sound like that song but it didn't. It was all weird stuff. But your booip booip reminds me of that one song, Mauzner Detroit.
The guy who wrote this book was the keynote speaker at a conference I attended last year. I haven't read the book and the handouts have been taken down from the website but I assume that the book covers most of what he talked about.
Tons of interesting stuff, including that early music training may be protective against dyslexia and other language processing issues because, until about the time kids start to read, music and language are processed identically in the brain. This is why those kids who grow up in a musical household have such an easier time becoming "fluent" musicians--because it's literally a second language to them.
So far as the language music connection, as I recall they basically analyzed the underlying pattern of stress and unstressed syllables--that English does this by keeping stressed syllables in a relatively metronomic rhythm, fitting other syllables around this. "I want to go to the store," for instance, where "to the" are crammed into a small space to keep "store" happening on time. French, on the other hand, has the syllables occurring at equal intervals rather than the stresses. This is mirrored in the music. Same goes for melodic contrast, with languages that have larger pitch contrasts also using that in melodies.
This this this this this this. Read this book. Completely changed how I approach making music. Focuses a lot more on workflow and creativity and developing your own style/taste than it does on technicals such as mixing and sound design however I believe that any producer at any stage of their journey should read it. It's a great read too, witty, personal, fast paced, and informative. https://www.amazon.com/Music-Habits-Electronic-Production-Procrastination-ebook/dp/B00ZJG398U
As a classic through new rock listener, you nailed why I chose that one. Decent DAC to process the Amazon Music HD coming from my Asus Chromebox 4 + tubes on the pre-amp to "warm" it up.
I guess you’re not on the student plan or single device plan (which would rule out pc use anyway). Have you checked in your account music settings that an HD plan is selected?
Despite being a little fickle at times I enjoyed the sound of my Denon S540BT with Music Hall Mini Plus for several years before upgrading.
This book helped me a lot and might help you, even if you're not into electronic music. It's actually helpful and not a bunch of self help nonsense.
This is very good book https://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-Bass-Player-Hands/dp/0996727604, it's more of workbook than a text book so there are exercises and little quizzes to do. The Author also has included links to videos of all the exercises.
You could try saying "play Jim Croce from amazon music" or "play Jim Croce from prime music". Also if you have amazon prime you can go to https://www.amazon.com/music/prime and add any free Jim Croce songs to your amazon account.
Sounds like this is not the service for you.
I went to Amazon Music Prime, and apart from the ads for "Try Unlimited Now", I don't see any music that isn't included with Prime.
And I already linked to "Prime Reading", which is all the books that are included free with Prime.
Have you heard of Bob Gjerdingen's <em>Music in the Galant Style</em>? Definitely a great book to check out if you're interested in classical-style improvisation or composition! It's basically a big catalogue of stock voice-leading patterns and such that are enormously useful both to be able to recognize and reproduce.
These have been my favorites. I keep both paperback and Kindle versions laying around:
Circle of Fifths for Guitarists
Music Theory for Guitarists
Guitar Fretboard Workbook
If you want to improve your musicianship, join a choir when you get to college. Great way to develop your ear and have a more social engagement with music. Forming a band or jamming with friends is also good but a bit of a pain to make it a regular thing when everyone else around you is hustlin.
If you have a bit of time to read, I recommend picking up Thomas Turino's Music as Social Life. That book really changed my outlook.
Braun’s book is good from a musicology perspective. Richard Dumbrill is also interesting. He has several works on the subject. I linked one.
If you're a person who likes to use a book to learn stuff, Ariane Cap's book is a good foundation in basic music theory for beginners and intermediates.
I wrote a much longer post, but here’s the short version. You can DM me if you want to know more/get the background story:
Start with this book:
Get started now:
Buy yourself two notebooks (both hard cover so that you can write while at an instrument): One with ruled lines, and one with music notation lines. As you read through the book, for every new concept write out several examples of the idea in whichever notebook makes sense, then transpose it to 5 or 6 other keys. In this way you're mentally interacting the theory and also creating a good reference journal of your own work to start from when you decide to work on a new song with the computer
Make a bigger investment:
Do the above, but also start taking piano lessons. Get a stage piano/keyboard that doesn’t need to be connected to your computer to play. Spend the first 4 to 6 months doing exactly what your teach says, just to learn the instrument and sight reading (you need some foundation). After that talk with your instructor about going into more of a technique/theory direction. Most instructors are very happy to do so. The advantage of the physical instrument is that you can start working out the ideas that you learn, and you’re not bound by the grid-and-mouse way of thinking or the constant stream of distractions that is the computer in general.
Would either the Music Hall or Pro Ject acrylic platter work on a PL-540? I'm not sure if a height difference between the stock and acrylic platter would matter much (I can't find any dimensions for the acrylic platters), and also if the stock metal platter is crucial to the direct drive in any way.
Here it is, Music for Sight Singing: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Sight-Singing-Robert-Ottman/dp/0132343606/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542901905&sr=1-3&keywords=ottoman+sight+singing
If you want ambiance during a tabletop game or a FF RPG session, Music To Smuggle By is a great choice: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Smuggle-Original-Video-Soundtrack/dp/B07BC2ZWF6
Its also available on iTunes. Its by the musician who composed the soundtrack for the game.
Great post. There’s an album called, “Roots of the Dead” I discovered while working at a music store way back in the day. Not sure if OP is referencing the same. Here’s the link. Highly recommend.
Automatic leaves only a handful of options (Denon, Marantz, and TEAC), and they are not good turntables for the price, like no acrylic platters, I think all have phono pre-amps pushing the price up, have negative reviews, etc.
I would just get the Pro-Ject RPM 1 (3 colors) or the Music Hall MMF-2.3 (2 other colors for $50 more). Then I think the “Audio-Technica VM540ML/H Headshell/Cartridge Combo Kit“ for $290 is the best, ask around as I am only going off what I see online.
(I do apologize if I seem combative in this thread, I do appreciate y'all engaging with me).
I agree with both of those points, wholeheartedly. My contention remains that I think metrical psalms don't fit the criteria.
I'll chant with you all day long. Love chanting.
Have you ever read Haik-Vantoura on the original tunes? Fascinating stuff. I'm not entirely sure she's uncovered the mystery, but it's a good option for what it would have sounded *like*, as a self-consistent through-composition.
it's a Music Legs rainbow fishnet dress. This seller is out of stock, and I'm bored of searching for it. I have a store full of stuff like this and likely the exact dress. Try looking at your local sex shop. I estimate the price to be about $15.
Its a book that teaches you music theory for quitar specifically. However, what you learn from it will transfer over to every other instrument.
Do you have a guitar or an instrument?
Learning how to play songs you know is extremely helpful and will give you an idea of familiar patterns and tropes.
Fundamental components of music like working memory and pattern recognition are directly link with neurological development.
Here some literature better explaining it:
From my experience, playing an instrument was always a net positive; it allowed me to deal with stress; socialize with other friends by means of playing together or talking about music; I learned how to read and compose; and self-improvement.
I'm not a professional, no one pays me money. I love music, I love playing it alone or in a group. It's therapeutic - it allows me to enjoy life even more.
I guess I should have phrased that a little better - probably the best theory book you can get if you want a thorough but basic understanding of all the fundamentals of music theory would be a college theory text. If you want to just focus in on one specific area like say counterpoint, then you'd be better off purchasing a book dedicated to that one topic. First learn the fundamental theory though. If you get a book focusing on counterpoint, but haven't learned the fundamentals of theory yet, you might have trouble following it or at least not get the full benefit of it.
The book I used in college was Music in Theory & Practice . There are two volumes and optional workbooks for each volume. If your doing the self-study thing the workbooks would be pretty good to get as well. I used the 6th edition, the most current edition is 9th, and I linked the 7th because that one you can still easily find for purchase, and you can get it dirt cheap if you buy a used copy.
I wish there was a book. An in-depth thematic analysis of the SW music like Doug Adam's book on LotR would be amazing.
This blog post looks like a good place to start.
A thing from Open Music Theory.
Im not sure what my favorite is yet but this one is interesting . https://www.amazon.com/Music-Angels-Listeners-Sacred-Christian/dp/0829410198
history of christian/religous music its xalled music of the angels
Any opinions on the Music Hall usb-1 Record Turntable (https://www.amazon.com/Music-Hall-usb-1-Record-Turntable/dp/B004EDXCFE) as a secondary, cheap-but-not-too-cheap (office :)) turntable? It's not an audiophile environment, sound is output to semi-cheap PC speakers. I'm just looking for something with counterweight/not too much tracking force so that I don't damage my records (I wouldn't t want to play the Crossley/LP60 lottery).
To me it looks like the choices come down to the Music Hall player, the U-Turn Orbit Basic, and maybe the "House of Marley Natural Bamboo" (except that I kinda hate that design). Old 2nd-hand market players are probably out of consideration because I'm looking for a built-in preamp.
Music Hall is $50 cheaper than the Orbit Basic with preamp. Any opinions on not getting that one over the Orbit? The Orbit cartridge has a lower tracking force, but I don't think I'm worried about the AT-3600L on the Music Hall player. (I don't think I'd hear a difference between either cartridge on my office speakers.)
> From the point of view of physics, music is extraordinarily and beautifully complex.
Great read for those so interested.
You don't need to know theory to write music. It's certainly useful, but it is by no means a necessity. You probably know more theory than you realize. There are likely various patterns and things that you recognize as common, you just don't have a name for it. A lot of music theory is just giving names to those things.
If you're looking for a good resource to get you going, I recommend Tom Kolb's Music Theory for Guitarists book. It's basically a crash course on A LOT of theory subjects. It's far from the most in depth look at any of the topics involved, but it does a great job of immediately relating everything to the guitar.
I also recommend Rikky Rooksby's How to Write Songs On Guitar. This book is a flat out classic of guitar and songwriting instruction.
If you like TIYBOM, Robert Jourdain's <em>Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination</em> is right up there. Awkward title to explain in public but a fantastic read. I liked it a lot more than TIYBOM but in fairness read TIYBOM second.
this is what it was Music Icons - Grateful Dead . It says display until dec 26th, 2016 on the cover
They have these things called alarm clocks. You can get one for a buck at a dollar store or $5 at the drugstore or IKEA. Or you splash out and spend $8 for a starry night projecting one.
I once got a page holder for my piano books like this one and use it daily.
True, but it was not an overnight transition. The baroque to classical transition seemed very abrupt to me because the great baroque composers lived into the 1750s while Haydn was writing completely different things by 1760. But were less remembered composers that were laying the classical-era groundwork before Haydn. Sammartini, Gassmann, Wagenseil, Stamitz, and more. I found this whole thing very fascinating even if I haven't found many "big hits" (for me) from this period.
There's a great book by Daniel Heartz which details this period. link. Its like a reference book almost. If you're interested and your library has it, then check it out.
Here's a fun fact: that performance was special enough to be granted the cover of a music textbook!
Pretty cool that such a general subject deems Bobby worthy of a cover. Now if only those Norton Anthologies would add more Dylan content!
I found this to be a pretty great resource for theory (currently digging mine out of the closet): https://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-Guitarists-Everything-Wanted/dp/063406651X
As for "writing" music, I'd say anytime you find a riff you life, write it down/record it and try to come up with things to add to it. It doesn't have to be anything super serious but taking things that you learn and using those to create new sounds will be something that will help with your understanding of theory. Applying what you know.
If you don't want to break the spine and/or get it comb bound, one of these works passably well.
Alternative, I use very large spring clamps that I picked up cheap at a dollar store that are great for holding large books open on music stands. Also pretty good for gigging in windy weather.
Then there are always binder clips which you can throw on edges and corners.
I pretty much use all of the above methods depending on the situation.
I've had this since the holidays, does the job nice.. the LEDs are cool. https://www.amazon.com/MUSIC-ANGEL-Rechargeable-Technology-Microphone/dp/B010NATL7E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1466140263&sr=8-3&keywords=music+angel
Do you have any other Echo devices or any Fire TV devices? If so, you, another family member, or a guest, may have activated Music Unlimited on that one device. If you then asked for a song that was only available with Music Unlimited on another device, you may still get asked to activate it on that device.
The monthly fee is 3.99 plus tax and the $4.23 you are seeing probably includes $0.24 (6%) in taxes.
I think it is similar to Amazon Music's Single Device Plan except with Apple Music you can use it on any device that has Siri instead of a single smart speaker.
Music as Social Life by Thomas Turino to foster an understanding of music as an activity rather than as a thing, and what that means for you as a participant.
Noise: The Political Economy of Music by Jacques Attali, because chasing the dragon of "originality" is an activity nearly totally unique to our mode of economics for the past 200 years.
This may also help, or it may only confuse you more. Here's the link to the main Amazon Music page (https://www.amazon.com/music/?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=topnav_storetab_dmusic). By clicking on the drop downs at the top, you can see the different offerings. I had to use the review article as a reference to make heads or tails of it all. What a mess. No other music streaming service comes close to marketing their offerings in this ridiculous way.
I found this Guitar Theory book by Tom Kolb to provide a good overview of many Music Theory concepts on the guitar. I also liked listening to Fretboard Theory podcasts by Desi Serna as a nice compliment to his books - he does a nice job of explaining the concepts in his book and plays examples that so you can hear what he is talking about.
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Invest in some flash cards. https://www.amazon.com/Music-Flash-Cards-Leonard-Student/dp/0793577756 something like that. You could also print your own if you'd like. Practice them for like 15 minutes a day everyday.
Others have you sorted on cleaning the neck, so I’ll make a recommendation on fret polishing. I just polished frets over the weekend. I used the music nomad fret guards and mircomesh. Total cost was less than $25 for a kit that will last me for a long long time. Music nomad has a kit that includes liquid polish, but that’s messier and less effective imo. The micro mesh was easy and straight forward. Start with a small piece of the coarsest and work your way up to the finest.
A great book to check out in this regard (more for classical-style music than Piazzola, but still) is Gjerdingen's <em>Music in the Galant Style</em>, whose Kindle version looks to be pretty affordable here!
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Keep it simple. A lot of really famous music is staggeringly sparse or simple. Additionally, you don't have to show your tracks to anyone you don't want to. Put a time constraint on yourself and keep it simple and make yourself finish your current track before moving on, even if it's garbage. This book https://www.amazon.com/Music-Habits-Electronic-Production-Procrastination-ebook/dp/B00ZJG398U/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=electronic+music+production&qid=1594161508&sr=8-3 Also helped me a lot. It's aimed at electronic music, but could be applied to any genre.
I stumbled on this book the other day and found Chapter 4: The Rhythmic Motor very compelling. You might like it too:
Music Composition Technique Builder
Practical Training for Composers
Kevin A. Ure
My approach was simply to learn songs. That was why I picked up a guitar in the first place - to play music, not learn theory or play exercises (scales? get outa here...).
Admittedly, back then it was folk and blues music I wanted to play, which didn't need any theoretical knowledge - to either play, improvise on, or even to write - other than a few chords and listening to some records and copying the sounds as best I could.
The advantage I had was that I could read music, so I could teach myself songs from songbooks - often songs I'd never heard before. This taught me a hell of a lot about melody, and (what I discovered much later were called) "pentatonic scales" and "chromaticism".
My point here is that even though I was teaching myself, I just happened to do it the right way. I only wanted to have fun, but the things I did set me up perfectly for progressing later on. I understood how melody and chords worked, I understood how songs worked, I understood improvisation. It was all obvious - it was there in the songs. It wasnt hidden or mysterious.
Still, the reasons you might want to learn guitar today may be very different. The music you want to emulate is probably a whole lot more complicated and baffling. I guess you're an electric guitarist and want to be a lead player (I just played acoustic, and soloed very crudely). I.e., your sights are set much higher than mine were.
But I'd still strongly recommend learning some songs. You already know some? Then study those and learn some more. Listen and copy as much as you can.
Obviously - theory-wise - I recommend *learning notation *at least. It opens up your study material enormously. You can read any piece of music and play it correctly. You can't do that with tab.
For a guitar-friendly theory book, I'd recommend this.
Once you have that down move to youtubers like adam Neely, 12tone, musiciswin, 2setviolin, and so many others.
I have actually read this one twice. It's very comprehensive with audio examples. Beware, though, because it's not guitar specific...
The other commenter was right to suggest lessons and formal study, but the most obvious resource is books. Depending where you are, the libraries may be closed, so you may have to be careful about choosing books to buy. I would start with a recent historical survey, for example the first volume of Taruskin, and (critical step) use its bibliography to find more.
My way isn't the only way - just personal preference. You can basic cleaning yourself:
Just take a microfiber towel and some lemon oil and wipe down the body.
Take some a separate towel and use some fretboard cleaner to wipe down the fretboard.
Take a #2 pencil and lube up the nut where your strings lay down.
Polish the electronics with a clean microfiber towel.
Take your input jack off and use contact cleaner to clean the electronics!
At first I would mix as you go, but the more experienced here might suggest otherwise, I have no idea. I'm a beginner too, but I have a music background. But I wouldn't worry about mastering or polishing tracks at first, because you learn stuff so fast when you're actually using new things. Just make a track that's at least like 2:30 long and spend a little mixing it, ask for critiques from people, then move on to the next one.
I read almost the entire Ableton manual, I like to read everything before getting started. I like reading instructions too. EDM production doesn't work like that unfortunately. Well it does, but only to a small extent.
Youtube videos and just messing around in my DAW have helped me the most. After that, this book is really amazing, and you should absolutely read it. I'm not too big on self-help type books, but this one is practical. Just look at the reviews. If you have perfectionist type tendencies, then it's a must.
This mixing book has probably been the best mixing resource so far, although I'm still reading it, I feel a lot better about mixing than I did before.
There's books like
Mr. Edly's (this is kind of piano oriented)
There’s a lot of music theory taught in Alfred’s Piano Method books, especially the group piano series. I really liked learning this way in school because you get to play the examples and then see how they are out to use in songs. Really helps grasping the concepts. This book helped me quite a bit in my first two semesters of theory in college, as well as this book although it is more money, it does have great clear cut examples. I will admit though it focuses a little more on the classical side but that is not a bad way to learn. The channel 12Tone on YouTube has really great videos that go back and forth between specific pieces of theory, to theory in popular songs. Best part about 12Tone is that you can download all the PDF examples they use in each video for free!
If you check amazon.com you can at least hear 30 seconds of each song to identify the one you're looking for. But I believe that I have heard songs in the game that aren't on the soundtrack. https://www.amazon.com/Music-Dead-Redemption-Original-Soundtrack/dp/B07SGF5XLL/
Would be awesome if it was the half speed remaster, but I doubt it is
edit: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Films-BRIAN-ENO/dp/B07HSTYHRF here is the half speed remaster so I don't think this post is the half speed
edit2: Target seems to have the half speeds for a good price. https://www.target.com/p/brian-eno-music-for-films-vinyl/-/A-76644458?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Other_All+Products%2BShopping&adgroup=All+Products_Catchall&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=...
Also Music for Airports half speed remaster for $21
What are you trying to learn about music through science? I guess that would kinda dictate what it looks like. Theres a good book that takes a more scientific approach towards music, heres a link https://www.amazon.com/Music-Brain-Ecstasy-Captures-Imagination/dp/038078209X
If you don't like it, I would recommend this one, which I'm actually reading right now. It's a bit more geared toward the piano player, but there are guitar references and the author explains concepts very clearly. There are audio links, also, for exercises. Here it is:
Thanks for the recommendations, u/diabulusInMusica!
You can check out my band's last album before they broke up. It's probably more Killswitch than it is Meshuggah, but there's a lot of downtuned chug stuff in there. It's all instrumental.
https://pandora.app.link/Q4MOMgm8H5 (Pandora link)
https://open.spotify.com/album/0UGKMhOqU16ZLJlCRM0ucr (spotify link)
Absolutely nothing beats straight piano wire for pinning.
You'll have to noodle out what size you want for yourself, but piano wire is awesome.
If you're having trouble getting it to 'stick' then you can rough it up with a file to improve the mechanical hold your epoxy should be giving you.
Be advised; it can be tough to cut through, and it will ruin your sprue nippers if you try to cut it with them (personal experience).
I also can advise this book: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Habits-Electronic-Production-Procrastination-ebook/dp/B00ZJG398U
It is not so much about techniques but habits required to produce tracks.
My biggest question is; do you have any prior music experience?
If so, great! I began piano in 3rd grade, and saxophone and 6th. My prior knowledge of sheet music and basic theory helped me gain an edge over my peers.
If not, that's totally cool! Most of, if not all of my peers started music on saxophone. My biggest recommendation would be to learn to read sheet music, (flash cards help!) Understanding how to read basic notes will be helpful. Also, begin to study rhythm. If you can read some simple rhythms and tap them on a table, that'll help you a lot.
I recommend you check out:
The 1st link is a free resource that I highly recommend. I would definitely use it to learn basic rhythm.
The second is my favorite theory book. It dumbs everything down to a point that anyone can understand it. I recommend you understand reading sheet music prior to reading the book though!
I hope I could be of help! If you have any other questions feel free to reply or dm me!
I would think some kind of moisturizer would be better suited for your needs rather than baby powder. Also, try something like this or this