In this edition of Soundfly Basics, we run down the usefulness and potential applications of utilizing tension in your chord progressions.
Tag: creative power of advanced harmony
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!
Because our brains are constantly seeking out patterns, all the music we create can be plotted somewhere along the grid of repetition.
Today we take a look at 10 essential scores that changed the game for what roles and responsibilities composers take to bring a film to life.
In this analysis, pop music theorist Ben Morss shows how The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is built from four-note scale segments.
In this short analysis, we break down the source of D’Angelo’s funky sound, his impeccable use of dominant sevenths in spread voicings.
Let’s revisit one of Radiohead’s most propulsive and intricately layered songs, to deconstruct all the elements at play and how they function.
When film music becomes continuous wallpaper so aggressively it doesn’t even let the viewers think for themselves, everyone loses.
Through means of Dancehall rhythms, modal interchange, and ostinato, Michael Jackson gives us glimpses of Black American heritage in his protest song.