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  • Harmony Basics – Part  51
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    Harmony Basics – Part 51

    06/26/18 in Music Theory

    In the previous article we started to discuss the specific rules that apply to the different harmonic modes. Today we'll continue with the Dorian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes. If you just took up reading the series, I recommend you to refer to article 46 to understand better what I'm talking about here.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 50
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    Harmony Basics - Part 50

    06/19/18 in Music Theory

    In the previous articles we began to study the different means to identify modes. As we continue our way into the depths of modal harmony, today we'll start discovering the harmonic rules that determine these modes.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 49
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    Harmony Basics - Part 49

    06/14/18 in Music Theory

    In the previous article we started to see how you can differentiate modes from each other. And we'll keep on doing the same today.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 48
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    Harmony Basics - Part 48

    05/30/18 in Music Theory

    After the very brief historical and philosophical considerations of the previous article, it's time to get back to more concrete aspects.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 47
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    Harmony Basics - Part 47

    05/20/18 in Music Theory

    In the previous article, I introduced you to modal harmony and recovered, with a slight change of perspective, the concepts of mode, scale and key you saw at the beginning of this series. Before continuing with technical explanations, I thought it would be interesting to put forth some brief historical and philosophical considerations about modes.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 46
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    Harmony Basics - Part 46

    05/14/18 in Music Theory

    Today I invite you to continue on this harmonic trip with a completely new topic. But it's not just any topic! In fact, it might just shatter some of your most deeply entrenched beliefs and fundamental certainties regarding harmony! Let me introduce you to modes and modal harmony!

  • Harmony Basics - Part 45
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    Harmony Basics - Part 45

    05/04/18 in Music Theory

    As you already saw, due to orchestration (delegating the root to the instrument carrying the bass line) or simplification (making voicings lighter), you can take away all sort of notes from your voicings, according to your needs. At the same time, in the last couple of articles, I have striven to present to you more concrete examples of the theore…

  • Harmony Basics - Part 44
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    Harmony Basics - Part 44

    05/01/18 in Music Theory

    In the previous article we started to discuss how to apply to the piano everything you've seen so far regarding voicings. Today we'll continue doing the same.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 43
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    Harmony Basics - Part 43

    04/26/18 in Music Theory

    Today I will change a bit the usual approach of this article series. What I intend to do this time is to leave aside the purely theoretical aspect and put into practice, in a very simple manner, what we've been discussing in the previous articles regarding voicings.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 42
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    Harmony Basics - Part 42

    04/19/18 in Music Theory

    The present article closes the mini-series we started with article 39 focusing on the use of voicings within the most common cadences. And we'll finish studying voicings based on added-tone chords looking at the interrupted cadence and rhythm changes. Let's go!