A handy guide for using borrowed chords in parallel scales and modes, to make your chord progressions more refreshing and unpredictable.
When film music becomes continuous wallpaper so aggressively it doesn’t even let the viewers think for themselves, everyone loses.
What exactly is “mickeymousing,” and how do we know whether it’s a good or bad addition to your musical score? Let’s find out.
The Office Theme music couldn’t be more indicative of Michael Scott’s character persona, it functions almost as a leitmotif for three reasons, here’s how.
We break down the small yet significant harmonic effect that makes the climactic scene in The Truman Show break down all of our emotional barriers.
A practical guide to using intervals to create a range of emotional effects, because despite what you’ve heard: dissonance is king.
Are 7th chords big scary harmonic monsters for you? Here, we go through how to build and use them in a chord progression step-by-step, in 7 minutes.
Writing music for a show or film? Check out this beginner’s lesson on creating a sense of nostalgia in your music to fit the narrative.
You might understand the construction of a chord or triad, but here’s how to make your music express the heartbreaking lilt of a seventh chord.
The above video is taken from Soundfly’s new one-month intensive course Unlocking the Emotional Power of Chords. Learn…