What are harmonic inversions? If you’re not using them, you run the risk of writing very boring progressions and pieces.
Watch me compose a functional chord progression.
Effective modulation is one of the skills that sets apart great composers from amateurs. In the 2nd installment of the Art of Modulation series, learn all about common chord modulation, and what it can do for your composing.
There are only a few things that you need to learn about harmony before you can really start composing with direction. I say composing with direction because you could slap on any old harmony, hope that it works, and that is composing. You could compose by ear, and that is great, but you probably won’t […]
Diatonic Harmony – A Game of Chance? Do you feel like your understanding of diatonic harmony is missing something? On one hand, it makes sense. I mean, heck, it’s only seven chords… right? On the other hand, some composers seem to be able to take those chords and do incredible things with them, while you […]
Musical Periods Like me, you have probably been frustrated composing phrases that sound “off”. Maybe they feel like they ended too soon, or don’t sound complete. If this has happened to you, keep reading. This week’s post is all about musical periods. Understanding the period will help you further your knowledge of simple themes and definitely make a […]