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Harmony Basics - Part 62 - The modes of the harmonic minor scale - Part 1
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 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 93
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 - Harmony Basics - Part 61
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 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 92
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
The return of the return of the pedal - Harmony Basics - Part 60
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 91
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 will see an amazing improvement in the recording of vocal performances. Cross my heart and hope to die if they don't!
Altered modes, the specific case of the half-diminished… - Harmony Basics - Part 59
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 lead to a quite legitimate confusion so I decided to straighten things up and write an article to clarify things before moving forward. Even if that mean…
Singing, or the art of performance - Part 2 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 90
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 within the framework of a recording production.
Altered modes, the specific case of the Bartok scale - Harmony Basics - Part 58
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 altered scale and the Bartok scale. After having explored the first one in the previous installment, today we'll study the second one.
Altered modes, the specific case of the altered scale - Harmony Basics - Part 57
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 the altered and the Bartok scale. Today we'll begin studying the first one.