Thanks to a hilarious internet quiz, we’ve discovered works from 8 spectacular Italian composers that we definitely thought were types of pasta.
How does composer Nico Muhly stay organized while juggling travel, commission deadlines, meetings, collaborations, and his own creativity?
Here’s a super handy cheat sheet for remembering descending note intervals, using some of the most familiar melodies in music history!
We explore the fundamental rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic concepts at play in one of Frank Zappa’s most lauded compositions.
A particularly perfect music theory lesson happens to exist completely intact inside this classic breakbeat from funk/soul history.
The smooth groovy vibes of Yacht Rock await. Learn how songs by Steely Dan, Toto, and the Doobie Brothers function to use their ideas in your own songs!
Mastered the art of songwriting but struggling to find your creative voice when working in a DAW? Here are some tips for managing your process.
Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” plays with our sense of memory about how the melody is supposed to play out each time. How does this work?
Welcome back, pop music scholars, and Look Alive… because we did it again. That’s right —…
Let’s look at how music can make a song sound sad even when there are no lyrics — and why we like that so much.