Music Theory

Modal vs. Tonal Music

The Differences Between Modal and Tonal. Tonal music Is based on development of a melodic idea. The music is meant to tell a story The music has chord progressions based on tonic, subdominant and dominant, creating movement through tension-resolution. Song sections Melodies are constructed of short phrases that usually have a call and response type
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Microtonal Music Written in TET-15, TET-19, TET-53, TET-1200

The Nature of Sound. Before we get into microtones, it helps to have a basic understanding of sound. Sound is produced when moving air molecules hit your ear x number of times per second. These air molecules are moved by vibrations that upset the air and get the air to move. Some examples of things
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In Position Soloing Over Cmaj7 Fm7.

In Position Soloing Over Cmaj7 Fm7. This is a continuation of a past free lesson, which you can check here: Solo In Position over Cmaj7 Abmaj7. Check this blog first. It will make everyting in today’s lesson easier to follow. Today we’ll talk about some advanced improvising with the 7 in position scale fingerings. If
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Creative Minor Pentatonic Scale Chord Progressions

Creative Minor Pentatonic Scale Chord Progressions. Guitar players love the pentatonic scale. Many rhythm guitar players, in jam sessions with another guitar player who primarily uses the minor pentatonic scale, tend to only play the chords of that minor scale. As an example: The soloing guitarist is improvising with the A minor pentatonic scale: meanwhile,
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The Unison Octave Inversion

The Unison Octave Inversion This is something that confuses most people. How can you possibly invert… a unison? After all: a unison is 2 versions of the exact same note. Ask musicians what you get when you invert a unison, and most will reply: “a unison”. A unison is technically speaking not an interval, because
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