Thinking about how chords relate to the notes in your melody is an important aspect of voice leading with intention — here’s a quick guide.
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Discover the hidden music theory gem holding together one of the greatest TV theme songs of all time, and who gets the last laugh about it.
Songwriters and producers, ready to get jazzy? Here’s an introductory guide to building and using jazz chords in pop music!
What if part of your practice as a musician, composer, or producer, was to score an imaginary film scene? How would you tackle that challenge?
In this edition of Soundfly Basics, we run down the usefulness and potential applications of utilizing tension in your chord progressions.
What a music theory book at age 13 taught me about how to look at chords, chord progressions and the emotions they’re capable of manifesting.
Modern songwriters, producers and artists are reinventing the way jazz idioms and foundations are applied in modern pop. Let’s break it down!
A sampling of single- and multi-chord progression songs between the 1980s and 2010s reveals a disheartening trend. How to fix it?
A handy guide for using borrowed chords in parallel scales and modes, to make your chord progressions more refreshing and unpredictable.
You might be an expert at programming drum beats, but if you think back on your favorite songs, they all probably have much stronger melodies and chords.