Using Chord Qualities to Convey Emotion

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80s Sound Pack 1

Category : Sound

Quickly Start Playing the Hits

Finally, you can recreate 5 of the 80’s biggest hits with this free 80s Sound Pack.  You’ll get hi-quality samples in this pack containing a mix of AIF and WAV files.  Most of these sounds were modeled after the original, but recreated as 44.1kHz, 24-bit samples.  You’ll find a few 16-bit samples included here as well.  There are 5 songs included in this sound pack:

  1. 1999 – Prince (1982)
  2. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson (1982)
  3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper (1983)
  4. Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984)
  5. Take On Me – Ah-Ha (1985)

Add this 80s Sound Pack to your repertoire

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In case these mega-hits aren’t part of your music history vocabulary, check out this YouTube playlist and go to school 🙂


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Free Video Music Lessons

Category : Lesson

Free Lessons From Music Protest

Here, at Music Protest, we think its helpful to produce high-quality, free video music lessons for our online community.  We’ve created a collection of free lessons that are aimed at explaining how to use modern instruments to write and perform modern music.  Our tutorials are designed to give you creative ideas that will help you make music cool again.  Topics include:

Since we put these lessons together with our online community in mind, we decided to share them on YouTube because that’s where our community goes looking for ideas, inspiration and creative direction.  This is just one of many ways that we share ideas, perspective, skills and tools – there is a lot more material throughout the Music Protest ecosystem (Udemy, Blog Articles, SoundCloud and Newsletter).  Please support Music Protest by joining the community!


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Learn Music Theory with Free Resources

Learn Music Theory with Free Resources

If you have questions about what parts of music theory will be useful for understanding and learning modern music, look no further than the following list of free educational downloads and materials.

First of all, chords and harmony are essential building blocks for great music.  So, below are some links to PDFs, guitar tab and chord diagrams that either relate to chords, common progressions, general harmony and scales or illustrate ways of using this information in the real world:

Common chord progressions:
1-5-6-4 in 12 Keys
Diagrams – 12 Bar Blues (G)
Tab – 12 Bar (G)

Chord theory, triads and extensions:
7th Chords in G Major
Cheat Sheet – Triads in G Major
Chord Qualities (3rds) in G Major
Chord Scale Inversions in G
Example – Upper Structures
Rootless 7th Chord Voicings

Scales and keys:
12 Major Keys
G Major Scale
G Minor Scale

Melody theory:
Tab – Chord Tone Melody (G)
Tab – G Dominant Arpeggio
Tab – G Major Arpeggio

Guitar fretboard theory:
Fretboard Notes

So, I’ve studied music theory academically and skimmed off the cream to get at the most essential insights – that’s most important because it saves you time!  Furthermore, the downloads above are the same materials I use in private lessons to explain music theory concepts.  Plus, these resources help provide hands on practice and application that will advance any students’ understanding of musical design and construction.

In addition, the  materials linked here are free and available to share (with friends, band members and students – no restrictions!).  If you have any questions, email me :).

Music theory makes music cool again!

Fill in the gaps and make music cool again!