A series of notes one after the other creates a melody. Melodies are what we think of as the “tune” but the same skills also apply to basslines, solos and accompaniment parts.
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Enter the exciting, nuanced world of the seven musical modes with our guide to understanding, building, and using these expressive scales.
It can be tempting to focus on mastering one musical instrument, but in fact learning several can give you a different perspective on your main instrument.
Many new transcribers go for the melody first, but when you start with drums, key, and rhythm section, your lead melody transcription is a whole lot easier.
Break free of scale-based improvisation with our harmony and chord tone-based approach to creating unforgettable licks on the fly!
Learn how to structure your music, engage audiences, and bring out your musicality by using phrasing in your improvisation.
Explore common chord progressions, what makes them so powerful, and how they’re used in popular music to make a song stick.
Dan Hulsman, founder of the Video Game Music Academy, discusses what goes in to composing and producing both modern and vintage VGM soundtracks.
What better time than Halloween to explore music’s darker side? Dive into the world of minor and learn how to create your own creepy tune.
Learn about the power of the pentatonic scale, why it makes for such beautiful melodies, and how to use it as an improvisational framework.
Learn six easy ways to foster a musical environment for your children and grow their appreciation for music outside a formal setting.
Musical U interviews saxophonist and music educator Donna Schwartz on the unique philosophy she brings to her teaching style.