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  1. Andrew Milner

    Don't Fear The Reaper Stream #2

    Hey synners. I am inviting you this Sunday, 7 PM CET to the next installment in the Reaper stream series, where we will discuss MIDI and how to create some drum tracks using MIDI in Reaper. See you there.
  2. Andrew Milner

    Thank you all for joining the stream!

    Thanks for joining the stream everyone! I had a blast and it was nice to finally be able to talk about music and have people engaged and understanding what I am living and breathing talking about :LOL:. Have a good weekend! :D
  3. Andrew Milner

    What I learned in 1 year of making music

    So this is going to be a long thread but bear with me, it's at least going to be a fun read if nothing more :)). So at the beginning of 2021, I decided to fully focus on making music. And a year or so later, I figured it's a good checkpoint to share some of the things I've learned as I make...
  4. Andrew Milner

    Food for thought about music production

    I think in the realm of "I took that personally memes" comes this discussion. So I was watching some Rick Beato clips which I sort of agree with and disagree with. It's about how computers destroyed rock music because everything is quantized to the 16th beat. Quantizing is basically the...
  5. Andrew Milner

    Music Theory Request #7 - Poll

    You know what you've got to do.
  6. Andrew Milner

    Theory Request #6 - Poll

    So, you know how this goes. Take a look at the two options and figure out what you want to learn next.
  7. Andrew Milner

    Fingerpicking/non-strumming songs

    Hey. Can you help me out with some songs that use fingerpicking or otherwise non-strummed guitars? Think ...And Justice For All, Buried Alive, Fade To Black...that kind of stuff. I wanna go through the fingerpicking lessons again, but I also want to learn some songs. Thanks in advance...
  8. Andrew Milner

    Every A7X solo not by Syn

    So YouTube's algorithm finally gave me something interesting again: There's a bunch of these I never knew were not by Syn.
  9. Andrew Milner

    Can't update avatar

    Hey. So I tried updating my avatar but it's not working. Anyone have any idea why? It just reverts to the old image. I tried deleting the old image, but to no avail. Any size limit for the file? Thanks, Andrei
  10. Andrew Milner

    Songs that changed your life or helped you through tough times

    So while I continuously delay my next installment in Music Theory Requests because I suck in front of a camera, I have a bit of a different question for you all. What song or songs kind of changed your life for the better? Every one of us probably has at least one song they can safely say...
  11. Andrew Milner

    Revelations of the CAGED system

    So I have decided to re-incorporate daily guitar practice since I feel I am getting stale at melodies and stuff. And I started with doing the 7 positions of the major scale which are fine, but for some reason, I am unable to link that well between forms. However, everything seems to fall into...
  12. Andrew Milner

    A new month, a new EP

    Hey, synners. So my latest Orchestral Covers EP just dropped today. Check it out here and let me know how you like it:
  13. Andrew Milner

    Written vs video tutorials - which one and why?

    Hey synners. Jak the everpresent admin came up with a good suggestion regarding the theory threads, in that they could work in video form. So I ask you, beginners and intermediates, which one do you think would work better for theory threads? Any sort of feedback is appreciated. I just want...
  14. Andrew Milner

    Theory Request #5 - poll

    Let's get the voting started.
  15. Andrew Milner

    Theory Request #4 - Building basic chords + chords of a scale

    1. Topics of discussion In this one, we're gonna take a look at how chords are built and what chords are part of major scales and minor scales. So, get on the square and on the level, and let's go. 2. Understanding thirds In music, a third is a musical interval comprised of 3 different notes...
  16. Andrew Milner

    Music Theory #4 - poll

    You know how this goes. Let's get to voting.
  17. Andrew Milner

    Intermediate Theory Request #3 - Modal Scales

    1. Topics of discussion In this lesson, we will discuss modal scales. So, get on the square and on the level, and let's go. 2. Modal scales explained Modal scales (or modes) are some special scales that follow different rules than regular major and minor scales. The easiest way to understand...
  18. Andrew Milner

    Theory Request #3 - Poll

    You know how this works. Vote your favorite and I shall create a thread discussing that topic. Get to voting :D.
  19. Andrew Milner

    Theory Request #2 - The CAGED system for major scales

    1. Topics of discussion In this thread, we're going to discuss the CAGED system for major scales. So, let's get on the square and on the level. 2. The CAGED system chord shapes So, the name CAGED system originates from the 5 open chord shapes (or forms) used in its name: C, A, G, E, and D...
  20. Andrew Milner

    Music Theory Requests - poll for next one

    Hey guys and girls. Let's make this easier for you all. We have a poll. You will vote. I will write a thread. So, get to voting :) .