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Tip #249 - Neighbor Accents in Harmony

Take a look at the example below:

You will notice that the harmony doesn’t exactly stay the same within the measure – and that is due to the neighbor tones. 93 more words

Jean-Michel Blais, composer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music?

I’d say a collection of people and events: my parents’ love for music, my encounter with ‘pots and pans’ when I was five, the family organ, meeting my first piano teacher, playing my first piano, then later, entering conservatoire in Canada, escaping from the conservatoire in Canada. 1,101 more words


One More Time With You - Lyric Video

Words and music to “One More Time With You” by Courtney Bailey


How To Beat Writer's Block - Tip #21

Here is a game you can play for writing melody lines, bass lines, arpeggios, accompaniments, etc.

Let the root be a given. After that, decide on different scale degrees to form a shape that you will use for in a chord progression. 114 more words

Epic Music: Position Music — AXIS

~*~ Epic
~*~*~ Music
~*~*~*~ Monday!

I love epic music! For me it is a perfect combination of the classic orchestral scoring, chorales and electronica music that I have enjoyed for decades. 24 more words


Tip #248 - Understanding the Navanitam Scale

The Carnatic music of South India has 72 scales (melakartas)
comprised of seven different notes in either an ascending (arohana) or
descending (avarohana) fashion. These scales are used in a kind of India music… 134 more words