Musical modes constitute a form of scale complete with their own distinctive melodic traits. The seven modes have their roots in some of western music’s oldest forms.
Another great way to create more interesting chord progressions is to use a pedal note or pedal point. A pedal note is a static bass note that sticks around for a few measures while the chords change over the top.
Long gone are the days when paper fliers and word-of-mouth served as a band or solo musician’s primary marketing tools. But with the over-saturation of social media platforms, how can you make technology work for you on a promotional level, without relying on a record label?
Connecting to an instrumental piece can be challenging, no matter what instrument you play. But, fear not, there are ways to get yourself past the notes and rhythms to the actual music within.
The time has come. You have nearly finished your college career and are ready to look for a job in the music industry, but where do you start?
Leila Viss of 88 Piano Keys suggests using YouTube, Quizlet, and Kahoot to help students learn about classical composers and forms in a fun and entertaining way.