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.
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?
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…
Making chords from the scale you’re in is fine, but borrowing notes and bringing them in from other scales and modes, now that’s fun!
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.
In this analysis, pop music theorist Ben Morss shows how The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is built from four-note scale segments.