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Hookpad
$149.00
 
 

This intelligent musical sketchpad will help you write amazing melodies and chord progressions, even if you're not a pro. Its everything you need in one place to quickly and easily make great music or experiment, sketch out, and explore musical ideas.

Benefits of Hookpad

  • Write great chord progressions and melodies in minutes, even if you’re not a pro.
  • Professionally tuned virtual instruments let you express your music in any style you want.
  • Save time and the frustration of editing MIDI notes in your DAW.  Let Hookpad do the work for you.
  • Export to sheet music, lead sheet, or guitar tab.
  • Built-in music theory, melody guides, and intelligent chord suggestions.
Skills Pack
Hookpad + Books
$183.98
 
 
+ $34.98 one time purchase for the Book Series

The complete essential toolset for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies like professional musicians.

Includes Hookpad, the intelligent musical sketchpad will help you write amazing melodies and chord progressions, and the skill-building companion Hooktheory Book Series, that teaches you how to craft melodies and chord progressions like professional musicians and gives you a deeper understanding and intuition for how music works.

Benefits of Hookpad

  • Write great chord progressions and melodies in minutes, even if you’re not a pro.
  • Professionally tuned virtual instruments let you express your music in any style you want.
  • Save time and the frustration of editing MIDI notes in your DAW.  Let Hookpad do the work for you.
  • Export to sheet music, lead sheet, or guitar tab.
  • Built-in music theory, melody guides, and intelligent chord suggestions.

Benefits of the Hooktheory Book Series:

  • Simple piano roll notation (sheet music knowledge not required)
  • Every concept + technique demonstrated through a real song
  • 315 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 124 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software. Hookpad lets you practice every concept and tactic you learn in the books immediately.

In the Book Series, you’ll learn the following skills:

  • Composing music based around a scale.
  • Understanding the six basic chords that underlie all great chord progressions.
  • Writing chord progressions based on function (understanding which chords go together and which ones don’t)
  • Making melodies “chord aware”: learn why certain melodies sound good with a chord progression and why others don’t
  • Controlling the natural tension and release in melodies over a chord progression
  • Composing chords and melody in minor (and other scales).
  • Using chord inversions (reordering chord tones) to create effective bass lines.
  • Using complex chord types (e.g. 7th chords, extended chords, suspended chords, and “add” chords) to enrich your chord progressions.
  • Using secondary chords (chords based on a different key) to create tension.
  • Combining melody and chords from multiple scales (modal mixture).
  • Utilizing songwriting techniques like energy control, deception, and harmonic scope to control the expectations of listeners.

Feature

Hookpad Demo

Hookpad

Chord Types
Triad, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th
Inversions (reordering chord tones)
Secondary Chords (chords based on a different key)
Borrowed Chords (chords from a different scale)
Embellishments
Magic Chord
Chord Bass Collections
Melody
Smart guides
4 voices
Lyrics
Exporting
MIDI
Sheet Music
Guitar Tab
Lead Sheet
MP3
Sample library
Piano
Over 500 lead, harmony, guitar, bass, and drum instruments
11 band templates in various styles
Mixing
Independent volume control of melody, harmony, bass
Bassline register shift
Melody octave shift
Harmony register shift
Track muting
Recording
Record mode for note entry
External Control
MIDI input
Saving
Cloud (Unlimited)
Save to hard disk
Features
Tempo
Transposition
Looping