A quick and fun breakdown of one of David Byrne’s most slippery songs from the Talking Heads catalog, and why it works so well…
Tag: harmonic content
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.
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 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.
Through means of Dancehall rhythms, modal interchange, and ostinato, Michael Jackson gives us glimpses of Black American heritage in his protest song.
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.
In this edition of “Talking Points,” Berlin-based electronic artist Caterina Barbieri explains her psychoacoustic approach to making machine music.
+ Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops…