The Learning Lab

Hookpad Beginner Tutorials

Getting started with Hookpad

Hookpad Beginner Tutorial - Part 1: User Interface
By Dennis Schwachhofer
Hookpad Beginner Tutorial - Part 2: Melodies
By Dennis Schwachhofer
Hookpad Beginner Tutorial - Part 3: Chords
By Dennis Schwachhofer

Hookpad Tutorials

Tips, tricks, and techniques for creating music with Hookpad

Introduction to Hookpad
By Ryan Miyakawa
Introduction to TheoryTab
By Dennis Schwachhofer
3 ways to use Hookpad's MIDI drag'n'drop feature
By Dennis Schwachhofer
How to use Shakers in Hookpad
By Dennis Schwachhofer
How to use Smart Lead Instruments in Hookpad
By Dennis Schwachhofer
Audio Production Part 1: From Hookpad to Studio One
By Dennis Schwachhofer
Audio Production Part 2: Mixing in Studio One
By Dennis Schwachhofer

Songwriting

Write songs together with Hooktheory

Drum Arrangements Made Simple
By Dennis Schwachhofer
Drum Arrangements in Hookpad
By Dennis Schwachhofer
Advanced Drum Arrangements in Hookpad
By Dennis Schwachhofer
5 Steps to compose a Christmas Tree
By Dennis Schwachhofer
Going from Lyrics to Music - Part 1: Rhythm
By Ryan Miyakawa
Going from Lyrics to Music - Part 2: Chords and Melody
By Ryan Miyakawa
Film Scoring - Part 1: Chord Progression
By Ryan Miyakawa
Film Scoring - Part 2: Melody
By Ryan Miyakawa
Film Scoring - Part 3: Arranging in Hookpad
By Ryan Miyakawa
Film Scoring - Part 4: Mixing in Logic Pro X
By Ryan Miyakawa
Harmonizing "Try" by Colbie Caillat (Part 1)
By Ryan Miyakawa

Piano Voicing

Interpreting chord progressions on a piano

Introduction to Piano Voicing (Part 1)
By Ryan Miyakawa
Introduction to Piano Voicing (Part 2)
By Ryan Miyakawa

Analysis

How does a song work?

Analysis of "Ashes and Wine" by A Fine Frenzy
By Ryan Miyakawa