Music Appreciation 101 (with Scoobert Doobert)

Scoobert Doobert

My goal is to make you love music more! Join me for an easy-to-follow music, audio, and songwriting adventure, built for musicians and music-lovers alike. Basically an ELI5 for music.

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Trailer 1 min 7 sec

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This week we talk about compression and the value of "gluing" together instruments to create a big ball of music. www.scoobertdoobert.pizza --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 29

7 min 44 sec

Learn about low end, body, presence and high end—and why mixing is like making a movie. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Nov 15

13 min 9 sec

In this episode, I discuss the three main areas we can affect in music, as well as how understanding music engineering can make music listening more enjoyable and fulfilling! More at www.ScoobertDoobert.Pizza --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Nov 8

20 min 5 sec

It's simple (and hard). Practice to become a musician, not an instrumentalist. www.ScoobertDoobert.Pizza --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 1

14 min 48 sec

It's time to rethink our relationship to practice. www.ScoobertDoobert.Pizza --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 25

14 min 37 sec

We take a field trip to 2020 Is Over, where I used the Purdie Shuffle and swing! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 18

10 min 13 sec

Well, isn't that a hard question. In this pod, I talk about three of my favorite and most influential drummers: Bernard Purdie, Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste and Questlove—as well as the imprint they have made in the modern conception of groove and swing. I could talk about this for hours and not do it justice. I did my best to lay it all out in a very much abridged version of "what is swing?" Questions? Comments? HMU at www.ScoobertDoobert.Pizza. Yes, that's my website. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 11

18 min 10 sec

The heartbeat. The breath beat. The brain beat. All beat beets. In this episode, I intro rhythm, with a look at how music effects our very physiology. We start with robotic feel and the concept of "grid," and in future episodes, I'll dig into decidedly human feels like those in my song "Friends" that closes the episode. HMU with any questions. You can find my links at www.scoobertdoobert.pizza. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Oct 4

14 min 15 sec

I had so much fun breaking down my song "I'm an Idiot" that I wanted to make this a regular thing! Here is a production and stem breakdown of one of my favorite songs "I Love Money."  Have any questions? HMU, bruh. Find my links at www.ScoobertDoobert.Pizza. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 27

31 min 1 sec

In the most difficult episode ever, I try and explain my bizarre love for the Octatonic Scale—a symmetric scale that breaks Pythagoras' feeble mind. Questions? Dope octatonic compositions to show me? Write something in octatonic? LET ME KNOW!  Find my links at www.scoobertdoobert.pizza. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 20

10 min 27 sec

In this episode, I talk about my personal feelings about notes and scales. I focus on the harmonic series and introduce my favorite composition tool: the Octatonic Scale. It's dope. Have any questions? Reach out at www.scoobertdoobert.pizza. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 13

12 min 55 sec

With my new song added to Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, I wanted to do a walk through of the instrumentation, production and songwriting choices and techniques used. Here's a track-by-track breakdown of "I'm an Idiot." I hope it helps your musical journey!  As always, feel free to reach out with any questions, thoughts or memes. Find my links at www.scoobertdoobert.pizza. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 5

22 min 19 sec

Love music more! This episode shows some examples of 12-tone music (aka chromatic music), and introduces the concept of harmony (major and minor chords).  Hear more at www.ScoobertDoobert.pizza --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 10

13 min 3 sec

Love music more! Let's talk about the origins of pop music, and why the fifth is considered so "perfect." Hear more at www.ScoobertDoobert.pizza --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 29

11 min 14 sec

Love music more! Join me (Scoobert Doobert) for an easy-to-follow music, audio, and songwriting adventure for musicians and music-lovers alike. Basically an ELI5 for music.

Apr 28

1 min 7 sec