In this edition of Soundfly Basics, we run down the usefulness and potential applications of utilizing tension in your chord progressions.
Tag: music theory
Articles about the theory behind popular songs, history of theory within genres, etc.
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.
Ep. 30 of Themes and Variation features Peter Martin, jazz pianist and composer, educator, and founder of the e-learning site, Open Studio.
Modern songwriters, producers and artists are reinventing the way jazz idioms and foundations are applied in modern pop. Let’s break it down!
In Ep. 29 of Themes and Variation, we tackle that age-old combination between nostalgia and familiarity. Enjoy our chat with Brian Funk!
Ep. 28 of Themes and Variation features our conversation with composer and songwriter Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of Arthur Moon) on “incorrect” music.
We recorded Ep. 27 of “Themes and Variation” in a livestream featuring NYU’s music-technologist, Ethan Hein. Enjoy the conversation!
For this special Episode 26 of “Themes and Variation,” we sit down with songwriter Max Swan about his favorite wildly emotional songs.
For this special Episode 25 of “Themes and Variation,” we chat with RJD2 about sampling, song idea fodder, and his new course on Soundfly!
Thoughts on Lorde’s new single, a familiar ’50s rock groove, and the hyper-litigious state of the music industry’s copyright law.