On first listen, Klezmer sounds oddly familiar. Learning the musical elements of this passionate, funky Jewish genre opens up new expressive possibilities.
Articles about Scales
Compare the Lydian and major scales and awaken your sense of tonal gravity. Both Lydian and major reveal the nature of historic change past and present.
We may learn the Major scale as the most basic and fundamental – but there is good reason to consider the Lydian scale as the “sun” of the musical universe.
What happens when scales and chord progressions meet? This little exercise will have a big impact on your improvisation, playing by ear, and songwriting.
Learning to hear the nuances of tension and release in the interaction of scales and chords will do wonders for our abilities to play by ear and improvise.
Scales can be a real sore spot for musicians but they don’t have to be. Here are 4 ways to make scales more fun and interesting to practice.
Time to practice finding the tonic in minor melodies with these real music examples. Also, get some helpful tips on how to avoid the four common pitfalls.
Finding the tonic of a melody is the first step to transcribing, solfa and understanding musical form. Minor keys add a few twists and turns to the process.