While most musicians are familiar with major and minor keys, there are also other scale forms called modes, which includes Dorian, Phrygian and so on.
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Clip N’ Save: Magical Modulations
Understanding modulations is important for both composers and performers, because it can give you an idea about where the piece is going and why.
Clip N’ Save: Become an Arpeggio Aficionado
An arpeggio is a broken out chord played in a sequence. Practicing arpeggios is a great way to build your skillset and improve your musical agility.
Clip N’ Save: Guide to Instrument Ranges
When composing a piece of music, it is important to keep in mind instrument ranges. Here is a list of some of the most common ranges to keep in mind.
Clip N’ Save: Identifying Texture in Music
The terms polyphonic, homophonic, and monophonic are used for identifying texture in music, among others, and describe the relationship between lines in a song.
Clip N’ Save: How to Vary a Melody
If you have ever wondered how to vary a melody, we’re here to help. Learn about inversion, retrograde, retrograde inversion, augmentation and diminution.
Clip N’ Save: Guide to Key Signatures
Key signatures tell us which key a piece of music is in, and let us know which notes need to be played sharp, flat, and natural.
Clip N’ Save: Count On It
Once you start adding eighth notes, sixteenth notes, triplets, and mixed rhythms to your music, it can be a little hard to count. Here are some tips.
Clip N’ Save: Making Sense of Metric Modulations
Metric modulations are used to indicated a tempo change where a note value in the first tempo is equivalent in speed to a note value in the second tempo.
Clip N’ Save: A Formal Affair – Musical Form
Simply put, musical form is an outline of when and where musical ideas are introduced, repeated, built upon and expanded.