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Where have i been have not posted any edm blogs in quite a while.

Im backHello people i know i kind of been awol for a while i kind of got busy with stuff.Some family stuff and did not have time to blog on my edm blog you have come to know and love.Anyhow wanted to let you know im back and will continue to start blogging again. Anything edm subject youd like me to blog about let me know in the comments section.
While i was awayAlso while i was away i was working on a edm tutorial book. I know what your thinking do we really need another edm book? The simple answer is yes as my ebook will not be the same run of the mill ebooks you have grown acustom to. So stay tuned for that its not published yet or not available for sale yet at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
When it is available i sure will spread the word on my blog and twitter so you will know its available. I am giving away free copies to the first 100 people who subscribe to me on  my youtube or follow me   @oldskooltekno all i ask from you is to leave a review when done reading the book thats it.

How to play a guitar

I have had this question in my mind for a while. Growing up in the 70s i have listened and admired some of these famous guitar players.
I know this is a edm blog and thats the main focus but,i dont discriminate and am a fan of the arts.
So ask yourself If everyone learn to play the  guitar, just like everyone does from a guitar teacher .Yes with the same basic guitar lessons when they learn the basics of electric guitar and acoustic guitar,guitar chords etc.Then why do we have famous guitar players with there own signature sound?If everyone learns the same basics guitar lessons of learning to play the guitar. Then how do you explain this?Stevie Ray Vaughan
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Hendrix
Eddie Van Halen
Carlos Santana
LennyKravitz Each one of these artists sound is unique and they all sound great but ,why dont they all sound the same if they all took the same guitarlessons when they were little?

How to Mashup Songs

The difference between Mashing up and Djing

Hey guys im back after a long hiatus i kind of got busy with stuff but ill be back again posting about Edm what i love.

In this video i made a short video showing newbies the difference between djing and mashups.

As a former dj i used to dj a lot and i know theres a big  difference.
Anyhow this is just a quick video showing you the difference. Id like to hear your thoughts below ,post and share some of your mashups and your comments below. I did not make a long mashup its just short to the point.

So hopefully my next post i will post more of a longer Mashup and you guys post yours too so we can share tips and all.

Adding movement to your supersaw trance pad breakdowns

Adding movement to your breakdownsIncase you have been  under a rock all year and have not heard my music then you will already know that I have a knack for the classic techno and trance.
Hey my twitter handle is @oldskooltekno my email address starts with teknooldskool . So as you can see I am very fond of the oldskool style trance and techno the kind you did not hear on the radio unless it was a college radio station and it was 3am in the morning. A bit of historySo while I may be a product of the 80s and grew up in the 80s and fell in love with techno  and trance back then from the onset. I know its not 1989 or 1992 it is actually 2018.
For the most part recent producers  and modern producers of today do not use or implement these long evolving breakdowns you have come to know,like Rank1  or Tiestos rendition of adigio for strings.

Why add movement?The reason you will add some movement to your pads in the way of harmony ,and some use of tension is you want to create some catchy evolvi…

Music theory in edm music

Using two chord progressions in edmIf you have heard any of my music by now you know im a fan of music theory! Not only does music theory make your music come alive,but without it ,without knowing it you cant break the rules and create some hands in the air music to get people going crazy on the dance floor. Or just get people going crazy about your music in the first place.

So what i done here in this video is show you a simple trick to get  a certain vibe going or to create some tension in your music.All you have to do is create two chord progressions!  Yes thats it! The trick is to not just create anyone they have to be in same key same scale etc for it to sound good. So choose a first and a third  or the tonic and the fourth whatever you decide. Just make sure it sounds good.
About the soundSo in the video i basically just show you one loop in gmaj then another in c-minor. I did not program a full on intro or anything i just have the loops in session view…

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