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Articles about the theory behind popular songs, history of theory within genres, etc.

Did Lorde Rip Off George Michael?

Thoughts on Lorde’s new single, a familiar ’50s rock groove, and the hyper-litigious state of the music industry’s copyright law.

How to Use Borrowed Chords

A handy guide for using borrowed chords in parallel scales and modes, to make your chord progressions more refreshing and unpredictable.

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.

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.