When playing in cut time, notes are played at half the duration they would normally be played at. A whole note is two beats, a half note is one beat, etc.
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.
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.
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.
If you have ever wondered how to vary a melody, we’re here to help. Learn about inversion, retrograde, retrograde inversion, augmentation and diminution.
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.