The complete DIY guide to creating music for Film, TV and all new media. Dean Krippaehne’s book “Demystifying The Cue” contains tips and strategies for learning to write, record and produce quality music quickly in your home studio. Learn how the pros break through writers block, create production templates, record, pan and mix their real and virtual instruments. Gain knowledge on networking and learn how to avoid the most common music biz pitfalls. Within these pages you will discover how to optimize your talents, minimize your frustration and maximize your chances for success.

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A step by step walk through writing and producing ten of the most commonly used music genres in Film and TV. You'll discover how to reverse engineer any genre of music and apply production techniques used by the pros to your creations. Each genre examined in this book comes with audio cue examples (download or streaming) designed to teach your ear what it takes to be successful in the production music business.

What people are saying per "Demystifying the Genre" ...

"Excellent! A wonderful companion to Demystifying the Cue. Great resource for those interested in writing and producing music for Film/TV. Written in a easy to comprehend conversational tone."  - Lamar Pecorino

"As an aspiring music composer for film and TV for years, I've been looking for a book like this since I started. It's like the Google Maps of writing music cues focusing on what makes a cue and step by step instructions on how to get to a finished, shippable product." - Ron Kujawa

“The Rosetta Stone of Cue Writing. Literally, Dean has given you THE GAME in this book as it pertains to writing music for TV. Picks up where "Demystifying The Cue" left off with more depth. Nothing like it out so it definitely fills a void in an industry that's known to be hush hush concerning the craft. KUDOS for sharing the knowledge!” - Pink Shoes

"Dean's latest book is a must have for anyone new to composing music for tv/film, and is a quick read for those already doing this. He could not make it easier for composers of any level to create cues right away." - Paul Croteau

More often than not what stands between creatives and success is not the roadblocks of the outside world, but the inner inhibitors - distorted ways of thinking. In his book, "Write, Submit, Forget, Repeat," author Dean Krippaehne unmasks those hidden roadblocks of resistance and shines a light on both new and ancient ways through them and around them. It is the perfect guide for navigating the obstacles in any creative’s journey. A must read for Songwriters, producers, artists, authors, actors, entrepreneurs, dancers and those pursuing any other innovative field.

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Workshop Presentation Decks 2018 (pdf)

Demystifying the Cue

Speaker Presentation Deck 2018 (pdf)

Overcoming Fear, Anxiety and Procrastination

Reverse Engineering cues


Taxi TV’s Michael Laskow discusses how to create instrumental cues with special quest Dean Krippaehne.

(Click picture to watch) Episode: Feb. 11th, 2019

Workshop "Demystifying the Cue"

Nov. 8, 2019 - 6PM, Westin (LAX) Taxi Music Conference

Workshop "Reverse Engineering Cues"

Nov. 9th, 2019 5:30 PM (Westin, LAX) Taxi Music Conference

Workshop, California State University, Northridge

Nov. 9th, 2019 10:45 AM, Off Campus, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Music class (Private - CSUN students only)

Ep. 1 - Michael Laskow analyzes elements from Dean Krippaehne's Book "Demystifying the Genre" (Click on "Taxi TV" to follow link) Ep. Nov. 16, 2016

Ep. 2 - Michael Laskow discusses elements from Dean's book "Demystifying the Genre." (Ep. Nov. 22, 2016)

Consultations and Mentoring

Consultation with Dean Krippaehne is available either in person, by phone or via Skype. Please contact Dean at to schedule a session and plan.

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Listen to "Cornucopia" from the Dean Krippaehne Piano Jazz CD. Find more tracks from this CD on YouTube. (RMC Records)

Listen to "D'Funked" - the mid-90s smooth jazz sensation from Dean Krippaehne & Erik Hall's CD "PH7" (MDR Records)



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(#2 Top Right) "Piano Bar" acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"

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