The terms polyphonic, homophonic, and monophonic are used for identifying texture in music, among others, and describe the relationship between lines in a song.
If you have ever wondered how to vary a melody, we’re here to help. Learn about inversion, retrograde, retrograde inversion, augmentation and diminution.
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.
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.
Once you get into complicated rhythms, you may have a hard time finding the beat. Fortunately, we’ve got some tips to help you out.
Here we look at a brief history of drums, starting back in 1876 with “double drumming,” through the first drum kits of the 1930s to today’s modern drums.