You might be an expert at programming drum beats, but if you think back on your favorite songs, they all probably have much stronger melodies and chords.
Tag: music theory
Articles about the theory behind popular songs, history of theory within genres, etc.
If you’re looking to impart a sinister, mysterious, bittersweet, or jazzy quality into your songwriting, do it using scale modes! Here’s how.
We’ve scowered the web to find these five great websites where you can improve your knowledge and grasp of music theory concepts entirely for free!
NYU MusED Lab’s famed web-based music toy, the aQWERTYon, just got a reboot. Now you can play with it and learn theory and chords. Enjoy!
Modes and Key Signatures have a variety of different characteristics and are great for outside-the-box songwriting. Here’s a cheat sheet to remember them!
This article looks at some of the psychological explanations around why songs are considered catchy and how they get stuck in our heads.
Don’t stop learning about music theory and composition just because you’re stuck on the subway! These podcasts can keep your brain active while on the go!
And the winner is…. Chords! This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Score put a ton of stock into creating lush chord textures over other attributes.
A particularly perfect music theory lesson happens to exist completely intact inside this classic breakbeat from funk/soul history.
Most singing actors can memorize a melody without too much trouble, so why learn theory? We’ll explore this question with Amy Marie Stewart.