In his ongoing attempts to seek out the answers to why we like the music we like, Hunter Farris has uncovered a melodic hierarchy via Whitney Houston.
Shake up your songwriting and improvising with articles to help you integrate new patterns into your playing, and provide tips and tools to help you recognize and remember chords more quickly.
An in-depth exploration of one of the most storied chords in opera, what makes it so influential, and how to use it yourself in your compositions.
A particularly perfect music theory lesson happens to exist completely intact inside this classic breakbeat from funk/soul history.
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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.
Are 7th chords big scary harmonic monsters for you? Here, we go through how to build and use them in a chord progression step-by-step, in 7 minutes.
The circle of fifths sometimes gets a bad rap. But it can be one of the single most important tools in the songwriter’s toolbox.
The first chords of your song will set the emotional precedent that your lyrics should ultimately follow. Here’s a few suggestions for starting strong!
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