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July 2020

July 27, 2020

Music theory for Beginners

What is a scale in music?

scale is a group of notes that are arranged by ascending or descending order of pitch. 

In an ascending scale, each note is higher in pitch than the last one and in a descending scale, each note is lower in pitch than the last one.

The degrees of a scale

The word scale comes from the Latin word meaning ladder. So you can think of a scale climbing the rungs of the ladder which is represented by the stave.

You have to have a note on every single line or space.

Each degree of the scale has a special name:

  • 1st degree: the tonic
  • 2nd degree: the supertonic
  • 3rd degree: the mediant
  • 4th degree: the subdominant
  • 5th degree: the dominant
  • 6th degree: the submediant
  • 7th degree: the leading note (or leading tone)

The 8th degree of the scale is actually the tonic but an octave higher. For that reason when naming the degrees of the scale you should always call it the 1st degree.

Major scales

One of the more common types of scale is the major scale. Major scales are defined by their combination of semitones and tones (whole steps and half steps):

Tone – Tone – Semitone – Tone – Tone – Tone – Semitone

Or in whole steps and half steps it would be:

Whole – Whole – Half – Whole – Whole – Whole – Half

Minor scales

The second type of scale that we’re going to look at is the minor scale. Minor scales also have seven notes like the major scale but they’re defined by having a flattened third.

This means that the third note of the scale is three semitones above the first note, unlike major scales where the third note of the scale is four semitones above.

There are three different types of minor scale:

Each type of minor scale uses a slightly different formula of semitones and tones but they all have that minor third.

For more info about the types of minor scales check out my post here.

Major keys are quite often associated with the music feeling happy or joyful whereas minor keys are known for music that sounds sad or melancholy

Chromatic scales

The two scales we’ve looked at so far are what we call diatonic scales. This means that they are in ‘a key’ and the first note of the scale is the tonic.

Diatonic scales are also heptonic (which means they have seven notes) with two intervals of a semitone (half step) and five intervals that are tones (whole steps).

chromatic scale is very different from a diatonic scale as it is made up of all 12 notes in western music.

Each note in a chromatic scale is an interval of a semitone (half step) apart from the others. In other words, to play a chromatic scale you choose a note and then play the note a semitone above and keep going until you reach the note you started on.

Whole tone scales

whole tone scale is a type of scale where each note is an interval of a tone (whole step) apart. It’s the complete opposite of the chromatic scale where every note is a semitone tone apart.

The whole tone is a type of hexatonic scale which means it only has six notes. This is because there aren’t any semitones (half steps) in a whole tone scale.

Whole tone scales have a very distinctive sound and can be fun to play around with. To learn more about them I’ve written a more in depth post on whole tone scales here.

The pentatonic scale

The next type of scale that we’re going to look at is the pentatonic scalePentatonic scales are one of the simplest and have been around for a very long time. It’s thought that they could even be as old as 50,000 years old!

The word pentatonic comes from the Greek word ‘pente’ meaning five. It’s the same greek word that we get ‘pentagon’ meaning five sided shape from.

The five notes in a major pentatonic scale are:

  • The first degree – tonic
  • The second degree – supertonic
  • The third degree – mediant
  • The fifth degree – dominant
  • The sixth degree – submediant

Here is a c major pentatonic scale so you can see:

The pentatonic scale is very common in lots of music that you’ll be familiar with, everything from blues and jazz to folk and rock music the simplicity of the pentatonic scale makes it very versatile

The music modes

Every major scale has seven modes. They’re sometimes called the church modes or the greek modes.

The names of them are:

  • Ionian (i)
  • Dorian (ii)
  • Phrygian (iii)
  • Lydian (iv)
  • Mixolydian (v)
  • Aeolian (vi)
  • Locrian (vii)
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July 27, 2020

Psytrance ( Genres )

Psychedelic

Psy trance Cover pic

Also known as: Uptempo Psy, UK Psy, Classic Psy , Goa Psy

BPM range: 145—148

Psychedelic is probably the most iconic subgenre of Psytrance music, with driving basslines and futuristic sounds often created using FM synthesis. Pioneered by the London-based labels like Alchemy, Flying Rhino and TIP Records, among the others, this subgenre has also become known as the UK Psy.

Psytrance

Also known as: Psy-Trance, Classy, 140-BPM-Psy

BPM range: 138—142

This subgenre organically fits between Progressive Psy and the classic Psychedelic in the BPM range, combining the best elements of these two. It is arguably the most common Psytrance subgenre now that sounds on the festivals all over the world, and in fact, if you hear the word “Psytrance”, it’s most likely referred to this particular subgenre.

Progressive Psy

Also known as: Psy-Prog, Progressive

BPM range: 134—138

Emerging in the mid 00’s in Europe, Progressive Psy has quickly expanded to become one of the most common Psytrance subgenre. And it’s very diverse too, featuring a quite wide range of vibes. Progressive Psy doesn’t utilise one particular type of sound, but rather focuses on the groove, the flow, and how it progresses over time.

Minimal Psy

Also known as: Minimal, Deep Psychedelic, Zenonesque

BPM range: 130—135

Although this subgenre might be formally called Progressive, it’s typically slower, deeper and less melodic than the Progressive Psy we know today. Tracks of this subgenre builds-up slowly, allowing artists to focus more on things like reverb tails, delay effects, little percussion tricks, and other subtle details.

Tribal

Also known as: Triplets, Ethnic Psy

BPM range: 136—140

Pioneered by Juno Reactor and then recently popularised by Vini Vici, Tribal Psy utilises triples bassline pattern along with some ethnic drums and vocal samples. Some producers overused triples so much in the recent years, so at some point, having a triplet drop is almost considered as a cliché.

Offbeat

Also known as: The Offbeat, Progressive Trance, Hamburg Psy

BPM range: 134—140

The Offbeat Psy uses a specific bassline pattern at which a single bass note hits between four-on-the-floor kick drums, hence the name. It is originated from Hamburg, Germany, in the late 00’s. Tracks in this subgenre often include sampled speech samples processed with the gate or sidechain effects.

Psytechno

Also known as: Psychedelic Techno, Psytek

BPM range: 128—140

As the title suggests, this subgenre is a blend of Psytrance and Techno that combines various elements from these two. And since both Psytrance and Techno can vary in tempo and vibe, there is pretty much no boundaries to this subgenre too: it can go from deep and minimal to hard and rough.

Psy Tech-Trance

Also known as: Uplifting Psy

BPM range: 138—140

Psy Tech-Trance is a product of a clash between Psytrance and a regular Trance worlds. Tracks in this subgenre typically have the Psy bassline, longer uplifting breakdowns, and acidic riffs at the climax. Although some devoted psytrance fans don’t accept this subgenre as a part of the Psy scene and culture, it grows pretty rapidly, especially in the US.

Psybreaks

Also known as: Psychedelic Breaks, Psy Tech-Funk, Broken Beats

BPM range: 130—138

Psybreak is a relatively new subgenre that emerged in the last 00’s. It combines heavy Psytrance bassline and squelch sounds with a Breaks rhythm, classic Electro snares, and sometimes even Industrial scrapes.

Mainstream

Also known as: Commercial Psy, Pop Psy

BPM range: 130—138

This isn’t quite a subgenre, but rather consequences of when Psytrance artists go mainstream: it often includes vocals and cheesy melodies to appeal to a broader audience. Although these tracks typically labelled in stores as a “Psytrance”, let’s be clear about it: it’s not Psytrance, really.

Goa Trance

Also known as: Goa, 604 Psy

BPM range: 135—150

Goa Trance is the ancestor of all Psytrance music as a whole we know today. Formed in the 80’s in Goa, India, by the modern hippies of that time, Goa Trance got its global recognition in the mid 90’s. Goa Trance is considered as “organic”, that is to say, it does not have the typical “metallic” sounds of electronic music and often presents an oriental aesthetics in its melodies, mostly with Indian consonance, as well as various tribal elements from the Indian culture such as references to the Buddhist or Hinduist mythology and mysticism. Although Goa Trance is considered as an oldschool genre now, some artists and labels are still releasing it, referring to it as a New School or Neogoa.

Nitzhonot

Also known as: Uplifting Goa, Morning Goa Trance

BPM range: 145—160

Nitzhonot is a subgenre that formed from the classic Goa Trance in the mid 90’s in Israel, and it literally means “victories” in Hebrew. It is typically faster than Goa Trance, with high-pitched kick drums and fast-paced oriental melodies. And just like Goa Trance, Nitzhonot considered an underground subgenre among Psytrance as a whole, which is an underground style itself.

Full-on

Also known as: Morning Fullon, Israeli Full-on

BPM range: 140—148

Full-on is a dynamic, playful, and musical subgenre of Psytrance that appeals to a broader audience because of its positive vibe. Unlike of a typical straight Psytrance bassline pattern, the Full-on basssline plays on various notes across few octaves, creating a special rhythm and melody that way. The period of 2004–2009 is considered as the “golden age” of Full-on, before Progressive Psy took over the global Psy scene.

Night Full-on

Also known as: Twilight, South African Full-on

BPM range: 145—150

Night Full-on is the evil twin of Full-on: it has the same fast-paced bass and leads but with a darker vibe and twisted, synthetic sounds. On the festivals, Twilight Psy typically sound during the night-time, hence the name.

Dark Psy

Also known as: Cyberdelic, Alien Psy

BPM range: 140—155

Dark Psy name speaks for itself. This subgenre is dark, cold, and themed with a horror special effects. Sometimes it’s called Cyberdelic, which stands for “cybernetic + psychedelic”, due to a massive amount of artificial sounds, lasers, and other alien sounds. Many Dark Psy producers are hailing from Russia, so you might see this genre referred as a Russian style.

Forest Psy

Also known as: Forest Psychedelic, Scandinavian Dark Psy

BPM range: 150—160

Forest Psy is very similar to Dark Psy in many ways, but it’s less robotic-themed and focuses more on the ambient noises, nature atmosphere, and the spooky sounds you would hear in a dark psychedelic forest. Filled with swarming and teeming effects, it is also slightly faster than Dark Psy and arranged in a straightforward manner, almost with no breakdowns and beat interruptions.

Hi-Tech

Also known as: Hitek Psy, Psycore

BPM range: 170—230

Hi-Tech is a Psytrance style strongly influenced by Dark Psytrance, Psycore, and Full-On. It is characterized by a synthetic aesthetic pushed to the extreme. In terms of tempo, Hi-Tech vary from 150 BPM to over 200 BPM, making it and Psycore the fastest Psychedelic Trance styles. Unlike Psycore, Hi-Tech can present an absence of atmosphere in favor of a non-regular melodic structure. In addition, Hi-Tech is generally the least predictable and constant of all Psychedelic Trance styles.

Suomi

Also known as: Suomisaundi, Finnish Psy

BPM range: 135—145

Originated from Finland, Suomi is probably the most free-form subgenre of Psychedelic music allowing artists to go wild and experiment both musically and production-wise. Suomisaundi tracks are usually very melodic, including heavy influences from early Goa, tribal beats and Acid Trance tracks, as well as funky guitar and keyboard loops and sounds from or reminiscent of 80’s.

Psychill

Also known as: Psybient, Psychedelic Chillout, Downtempo Psy

BPM range: 90—120

Psychill is a downtempo genre that often seeks to reach a state of deep relaxation, close to meditation and lucid dreaming. It utilises various elements of Goa Trance and Psychedelic music in general, and typically has a classic Goa kick drum, 303’s sounds, and lush atmospheric pads.

Chillout

Also known as: Chill, Ambient, Downtempo

BPM range: 80—110

Chillout music is very similar to Psychill but less psychedelic influenced. Formally speaking, Chillout is a subgenre of electronic music in general, not Psytrance in particular. However, historically it has a deep connection to the Psy scene and today you can hear many Chillout artists playing at the Psytrance festivals.

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July 25, 2020

Digital Tomorrowland 2020

Tomorrowland 2020

Offering the ultimate high, Tomorrowland festival is the best and the biggest electronic music festival in the world that takes place in Boom every year. It not only unites tens of thousands of music lovers from more than 200 countries under one roof but also brings them closer. With its inception in 2005, the Tomorrowland music festival has only featured the best of artists, techno, and stage designs every year. This is one of the most popular European music festivals If there’s one event in the world that has truly given meaning to music and is the god of all the festivals, it is this!

HOW TO WATCH TOMORROWLAND 2020 LIVE STREAM REDDIT AROUND THE WORLD DIGITAL FESTIVAL ONLINE

Tomorrowland is back and we all are excited to catch the live music concert. This is the 16th time the massive festival will take place. More than 400 artists will perform at the virtual festival. Top stars such as David Guetta, Katy Perry, Nervo, Dimitri Vegas along with Steve Akoi in association with Sean Dhondt who is the moderator and Michiel Beers who is the co-founder of the Tomorrowland festival are doing an online press conference. It will be a preview of what is there in store on the virtual festival for the fans.

Tomorrowland , Stage 2020

Tomorrowland live stream /Watch here

How to get a ticket for Tomorrowland Around the World 2020

Naturally, fans who had already bought a ticket for Tomorrowland 2020 have been granted access to the digital edition, and can enter using their Tomorrowland account by going to the event’s official website.

Those without tickets to the original event can also buy tickets to the digital edition. After clicking “Buy Tickets” upon entering the official website, fans can chose from a number of ticket options:

– Weekend Ticket (€20)
– Saturday Ticket (€12.50)
– Sunday Ticket (€12.50)
– Home Party Ticket (€50)
– Relive Ticket (€12.50)

Relive ticket holders will be able to watch all performances on demand for one week from July 27 until August 3. This ticket will be available as from Sunday, 26 July, 16:00 CEST. Weekend ticket and Home Party ticket holders will also receive free Relive tickets.

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Tomorrowland Around the World 2020: Line Up

(all times are Central European Summer Time, CEST)

Saturday, 25 July highlights:

Adam Beyer (20:05 – 21:05)
Charlotte de Witte (21:05 – 22:00)
Katy Perry (21:50 – 22:05)
Stephan Bodzin (22:00 – 22:55)
Steve Aoki (22:45 – 23:25)
Armin Van Burren (23:25 – 00:15)

Sunday, 26 July highlights:

Patrice Baumel (19:00 – 20:00)
Don Diablo (20:15 – 21:00)
Timmy Trumpet (21:00 – 21:40)
Tiesto (22:20 – 23:00)
David Guetta (23:00 – 00:00)
Amelie Lens (23:00 – 00:00)

https://www.tomorrowland.com/en/around-the-world/line-up

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July 24, 2020

DJ Emoix & Dtoxx Live at Moustache Hostel Events ( Lets Get Holi Festival ) 2020 & 2019

Holi is a traditional Hindu festival, celebrates the beginning of spring with the festival of colours. Book tickets online for upcoming Holi events in march and Holi festivals in India . Let’s celebrate this Holi with colours, rain dance, DJ, and unlimited liquor.

Why Jaipur is the Best Place to Celebrate The Holi Weekend
Let get holified 2020

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July 24, 2020

EMOIX & DTOXX OFFICIALS SOUNDCLOUD ACCOUNT

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July 10, 2020

Serum :- GOD OF MUSIC PRODUCTION

WHY SERUM?

The dream synthesizer did not seem to exist: a wavetable synthesizer with a truly high-quality sound, visual and creative workflow-oriented interface to make creating and altering sounds fun instead of tedious, and the ability to “go deep” when desired – to create / import / edit / morph wavetables, and manipulate these on playback in real-time.

IMPORT YOUR OWN AUDIO / CREATE CUSTOM WAVETABLES WITH EASE

Serum has a Wavetable editor built right in- you can create your own wavetables in a variety of ways. Import audio directly from audio files – Serum has a variety of methods and options for analyzing audio for breaking it apart into individual waveforms. You can import single-cycle wavetables of course, as well as many at once (with in-built sorting options, or manual re-ordering). Morph between various wavetables using standard linear interpolation (crossfading) or via harmonic/spectral morphing. Draw directly on the waveform, with optional grid-size snapping and a variety of shape tools. Generate or modify waveforms using FFT (additive). Create or process waveforms using formula functions. Processing menu options allow you to do the other tasks you would want, such as apply fades, crossfades, normalize, export, and much more.

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July 3, 2020

PANDEMIC CORONA VIRUS

What is corona virus. ??

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Corona virus update

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

The virus can lead to pneumonia, respiratory failure, septic shock, and death. Many COVID-19 complications may be caused by a condition known as cytokine release syndrome or a cytokine storm. This is when an infection triggers your immune system to flood your bloodstream with inflammatory proteins called cytokines. They can kill tissue and damage your organs.

If you notice the following severe symptoms in yourself or a loved one, get medical help right away:

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