The return of the return of the pedal - Harmony Basics - Part 60Learning
Dear friends, do allow me to open a brief parenthesis in our harmony series with this article.
Singing, or the art of performance - Part 3 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 91Learning
Today we'll continue exploring the art of performance with an installment that could be easily renamed into "Theatrics for Dummies." However, anyone who takes the time to put into practice these tips…
Altered modes, the specific case of the half-diminished… - Harmony Basics - Part 59Learning
You might be wondering why I'm writing about these scales as a "particular case" even though I hadn't mentioned them when talking about the altered and Bartok scales. Well, these two scales often lea…
Singing, or the art of performance - Part 2 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 90Learning
As you saw previously, the singer, as a performer, can be compared to an actor. However, unlike a "traditional actor," the singer must only rely on his/her voice to bring to life his/her character wi…
Altered modes, the specific case of the Bartok scale - Harmony Basics - Part 58Learning
In the previous article we started studying two particular cases among altered modes. Remember that altered modes are those built from a scale that is not major. The two cases in question are the alt…
Altered modes, the specific case of the altered scale - Harmony Basics - Part 57Learning
In the last article, I introduced you to the modes of harmonic and melodic minor scales. Before we begin to study each of them, I invite you to discover two of them more in detail right now, namely t…
Singing, or the art of performance - Part 1 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 89Learning
In this new installment of the chapter dedicated to vocal recording we will tackle the delicate issue of performance.
Introducing altered modes - Harmony Basics - Part 56Learning
In the previous article we made a brief pause in the study of the characteristics of the different modes to introduce two particularly useful forms of writing in the modal system: the pedal and the o…
Taking care of the singer - Part 2 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 88Learning
Second installment dedicated to the things to do to prepare better for a recording session. Once again, certain things I'll write here might seem statements of the obvious for some of you. That said,…
Pedal and ostinato in the modal system - Harmony Basics - Part 55Learning
In the last couple of articles we started to see how modes work, especially considering their harmonic characteristics and the cadences which support them.
Modal cadences 2 - Harmony Basics - Part 54Learning
In this article we'll continue on the same path as last week, reviewing the characteristic cadences of each mode.
Taking care of the singer - Part 1 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 87Learning
Today we'll see how you can look after the singer during a recording session. Do note that for the sake of simplification, whenever I write "singer" in this chapter I will be referring generically to…
Lighting accessories for musicians - Tools to play with lights when you are not a light technicianLearning
If you only have your talent and hard work to deliver a good concert, here are some nifty tools to help you make your gigs more visually appealing.
Modal cadences 1 - Harmony Basics - Part 53Learning
There's probably not one single article in the first 45 articles of this series, which dealt essentially with the tonal system, where I didn't mention cadences.
Recording vocals - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 86Learning
This week we'll begin discussing one of the most important topics of this series: vocal recording. As you will see in this brief introduction, recording vocals correctly doesn't just mean putting up …