How to Add Human Groove and Feel to Your Music with Slynk

“You can get by without music theory, but you’re going to sound like a tourist with a phrase book.”—Slynk

In this episode, I chat with Evan Chandler, aka Slynk. He’s a talented funk/glitch producer, as well as a well respected music educator. We chat about topics such as how he achieves his characteristic funk groove, fighting creative block, common beginner mistakes, and much more.

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Show notes:

  • How to achieve a funk sound (3:40)
  • Progressing and improving his production(6:10)
  • Creating music production tutorials (6:40)
  • Sticking to a daily schedule (7:42)
  • Slynk on if creative block exists (8:54)
  • Cool Ableton production techniques (10:58)
  • The real role of mastering (14:12)
  • Common beginner mistakes (19.30)
  • How to write a catchy song (20:30)
  • Why learning music theory is a must (22:16)
  • Final words of advice (24:40)

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