Welcome to a website that was made for musicians everywhere. This website is designed to be a place where musicians can come and tap into a whole host of tools and services for free. These are free services for musicians everywhere. Not only are free services and tools available, but new ones are being developed and added. So lets cover just some of the resources you will find here.
Under The Free Guitar Lesson tab you will find an interactive chord guide with built-in PDF charts so you can print out all the chords listed. You will also find an interactive scale guide that will not only teach you scales and how to transpose them, but it will also provide backing tracks for you to play so you can hear what these scales sound like in a song. PDF charts are also provided so you can print out these scales and place them on your music stand.
These two guides are interwoven into a video series I made called Advanced Guitar Lessons. The whole series is designed to give musicians a basic understanding in music theory and to improve their writing and composition skills. This series will also teach several really cool guitar tricks. Level 4 is still being developed and it will cover many different types of alternate and open tunings.
Under the free software tab you will see links to manufactures who provide software to musicians for free. The idea of this section is to provide resources so that musicians can record their own music on their home computers. It does not matter if you have a Mac or a PC. This software works on both platforms. If you already have a recording platform this section will also provide a list of the top plugins that are made available for you to download free of charge. These plugins will work inside your main recording software. (DAW)
These plugins add to the ability of your recording platforms and they can be anything from mixing and mastering plugins to full-blown software synthesizers. The criteria given is that every plugin is totally free and very useful. Every Plugin comes straight from the manufacturer’s website. No third-party links are included and copyright laws are strictly observed. In most cases you can purchase additional features from the manufacturer if you want, but they are not needed for the plugin to fully function.
Under the Recording Music tab you will find information and tips about the general process of recording music. We tackle the terminology and explain everything in laymen’s terms. Several tips are provided that walk you step by step through the process of recording various instruments. There are some inside studio tricks and secrets which will provide you with the information and ability to make better recordings.
Under the mixing tab you will find tips and secrets that will walk you through the mixing process. We talk about using EQ, using compression, The stereo field, and a whole host of other useful tips and information.
There are NO accounts to create at Marcus Curtis Music, NO credit cards required, NO email to give, and NO registration process of any kind. The tools and resources are truly provided free of charge with NO strings attached!