Video game music is perhaps the most underrated genre in the music industry. It’s a shame when you think about it, considering the emotional impact video game music can have for the listener. Now let me get this out the way. I’m a very avid gamer and have been playing games since I was 4 … Read more
Throughout history, there have always been rivalries between two parties. America vs the UK, Microsoft vs Apple, DC vs Marvel. All of these have their own fan base, with some being more toxic than others. But, I don’t know any fan base as toxic as K-pop. Now before you attack me, let me be clear, … Read more
The question with jazz history is where to begin and which artists to include. After all, it is not the easiest subject to condense down into a simple but informative and fun article. There is so much to cover and discuss that a documentary filmmaker like Ken Burns should make a movie about jazz history.
One of the biggest rock n roll explosions occurred in 1954 when Elvis recorded “That’s Alright Mama.” That tune is one of the many songs in the running for the first rock song ever. This music and the dancing that came with made people concerned; they thought it might lead to the downfall of society.
New Wave tried to kill the metal… New Wave is unlike most styles of music. It’s hard to define, or even determine when it exactly came into fruition. Despite that, the evolution of New Wave had a massive effect on the music industry.
This is a topic that can seem a little overwhelming to many musicians, including those that even play transposed instruments! The good news is that like most music theory, it’s not as hard as it initially appears. The bad news is that if you play a transposing instrument you are the one that will have … Read more
As we were studying intervals you may have noticed a lot of song examples for each particular ascending or descending step quantities. After the intervals, we started stacking notes on top of each other to get chords. Once again, we realized there are only so many ways to stack these notes before we start repeating … Read more
We want the funk, gotta have that funk… Ok, that’s true, almost everyone loves the funk. Even if they say they don’t, just watch their foot tap and body move when it plays. But what is funk exactly? What does it take to tear the roof off the sucker?
Advance Music Theory Chords If you think back on what you have learned about chords from lesson 1 and lesson 2, so far everything is about the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th degree of the scale. We study these first because they are the most pleasing to the ear, and therefore most of the chords … Read more
We last left off with major and minor triads, where the third was the deciding factor for the final chord. In both cases the root and the fifth remain the same. When we raise or lower the fifth, we get into augmented and diminished triads. Recall a major chord Is a stacked third, first a major … Read more