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  • Synthetic scales from natural modes
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    Synthetic scales from natural modes

    10/10/18 in Music Theory

    In the previous article I introduced synthetic scales, which made us dig up an element of scales and modes which we had already touched upon before: tetrachords. So before we move on I think it's important to highlight the interest of splitting scales and modes into tetrachords and then put them back together.

  • Headphone mix for the singer - Part 1
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    Headphone mix for the singer - Part 1

    10/08/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Today's article could've been easily included in the previous section because we are once again dealing with the comfort of the singer. However, I decided to make it part of a new, much larger section dedicated to the handling of headphone mixes when recording vocals. Let's go!

  • Synthetic scales
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    Synthetic scales

    10/01/18 in Music Theory

    Last time I told you we would discover a couple of somewhat particular scales: the harmonic major and double harmonic major scales. But they belong to a larger group called synthetic scales, which I think we should discuss before we move into these two specific cases.

  • The comfort of the performer - Part 3
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    The comfort of the performer - Part 3

    09/30/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Third and final installment of the chapter dedicated to the comfort of the singer during vocal recordings. Today, for the first time, we will discuss the gear used. However, before looking at it from a technical point of view, I think it's better to linger a bit on the practical side of things from the viewpoint of the performer, so that he/she ca…

  • Harmony Basics - Part 63
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    Harmony Basics - Part 63

    09/29/18 in Music Theory

    Today we'll continue studying the modes of the harmonic minor scale we began last week. I invite you to discover with me...

  • The comfort of the performer - Part 2
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    The comfort of the performer - Part 2

    09/27/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Second part of the chapter dedicated to the comfort of the singer when recording vocals. After discussing the place last week, today you'll see some really nice tricks that will allow the singer to feel more at home easily.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 62
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    Harmony Basics - Part 62

    09/26/18 in Music Theory

    After having studied in the previous article the altered modes of the melodic minor scale, today we'll look into those of the harmonic minor scale.

  • The comfort of the performer - Part 1
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    The comfort of the performer - Part 1

    09/23/18 in Recording & Mixing

    In the previous article I mentioned the famous "comfort zone" of the singer. In the coming weeks we'll look into the material conditions around a vocal recording which are susceptible of helping the performer in creating this comfort bubble. And when I say material conditions I'm not talking about gear but rather to the physical environment in whi…

  • The modes of the melodic minor system
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    The modes of the melodic minor system

    09/20/18 in Music Theory

    After the brief deviation in the last installment, it's time to continue with our favorite altered modes.

  • Singing or the art of performance - Part 4
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    Singing or the art of performance - Part 4

    09/13/18 in Recording & Mixing

    To finish with the performance question, today we'll discuss a somewhat particular topic which was inspired by a comment posted in the French forum by ex-Moderator in Chief, Will Zégal, in response to a previous article