Jon Smith
Jon was introduced to the piano at the age of eight and was immediately in love. Whilst following a fairly classical route in England, UK of the Royal Schools of Music Grades 1 to 8 for piano, Jon's real passion was for playing by ear, composing, and 'jamming' along with other musicians or simply to recorded songs. Now teaching students how to learn and enjoy playing piano, by understanding musical techniques rather than simply sight-reading musical scores.
Tutorials
  • Music & Audio
    Creating Vocal Harmony Using Pitch Shifting SoftwarePreview
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    This short tutorial will guide you through the basics of creating a vocal harmony track, using 'pitch shifting' software such as Logic Pro X.Read More…
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    Beginner's Guide to Writing Better Bass LinesBasslines3
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    Boring bass lines can easily be spiced up with these simple tips and tricks to improve your songs and compositions.Read More…
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    Seven Steps To Writing Memorable Melodies - Part 3Thumb
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    Welcome back to Part 3 of our mini-series in 'Seven Steps To Writing Memorable Melodies'. If you missed the previous parts, then I do urge you to pop over and read those first, as there is a natural progression of the steps as we build on information learned from each previous stage. You can read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.Read More…
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    Seven Steps To Writing Memorable Melodies - Part 2Thumb
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    Welcome to the second part of this mini-series. If you missed part one, I recommend reading that first to get a better understanding of what is going to be covered in the following steps in this tutorial. You can read Part 1 here.Read More…
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    Seven Steps To Writing Memorable Melodies - Part 1Thumb
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    One of the most common questions I get asked by my students is 'How do I come up with a really good melody?'Read More…