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.
One of the biggest pop songs of all time, and the most “boy bandiest” of boy band hits, “I Want It That Way” features some savy theory…
In this edition of Soundfly Basics, we run down the usefulness and potential applications of utilizing tension in your chord progressions.
Because our brains are constantly seeking out patterns, all the music we create can be plotted somewhere along the grid of repetition.
Today we break down Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit “Drivers License” to show how she uses much more than lyrics to tell her heartbreak story.
It’s not hard to break out of predictable chord patterns with a new mindset on harmony, and a bit of easy help from secondary dominants, too.
Learn how composer John Williams is able to transform the notes of his Yoda leitmotif into a colorful tapestry using themes of elevation, mystique, and uncertainty.
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.
With Soundfly Mainstage, you’ll get personalized mentor support and feedback on your work over a…