How to write the most common Classical chord progression, with audio/video examples and easy-to-understand explanations. The concepts of a "lead sheet," of chordal "voices," of "spacing" and "doubling," of the "leading...
A beginner's guide to reading the notes on the grand staff. Great for kids, adults, and anyone interested in learning how to read music!
The lead singer in any song is important, of course. But often, it's the HARMONY around the lead singer that makes or breaks a song. Or, the best harmonies can turn a good song into an instant classic which people will...
Music can sound good or bad. It is the reason why in today’s pop industry there are some songs that are more successful than others.
Diagrams and easy to follow text that will help musicians learn to read music whether as a singer or instrumentalist.
The triads built upon scale degrees 3 and 6--the mediant and submediant chords--are the least common but also the most colorful diatonic triads. Learn (and practice) their common patterns of usage here!
This article explains the choice of chords used in minor key music formed by combining notes of the various forms of the minor scale. It also lists borrowed chords commonly found in music composed in minor keys.
All you need to know, in detail, about Anoushka Shankar's version of Rag Desh, for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
A complete analysis of the often-misunderstood combination scale for guitar. In-depth theory explanations, video examples, high quality, accurate transcriptions, plus practical applications to get you playing!
Chords are a musical basic--but what are they, really? Here's a beginner's guide, with written and audio examples.