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Articles related to the course “How to Read Music,” and other various how-to’s on reading music/making music more readable.

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The Hidden Grammar of Music

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.

Ethan Hein

How to Make Chords From Scales

Learning to read or write music? Here’s a quick guide to making chords within the various scales and modes you might encounter in music theory.

Ethan Hein with key signature

How Do Key Signatures Work?

Learning to read or write music? Here’s a quick-yet-deep primer on how key signatures work across major, minor, modal, blues and other tonalities.