Monday July 25 2022, 10:57 PM
What Is A Musical Motif? A motif in music is a short, often thematic phrase within a piece of music that appears more than once, giving the listener a sense of familiarity. A similar phrase called a musical cell is a very short rhythmic or...
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Thursday June 2 2022, 11:45 PM
The Hungarian Minor Scale This rare scale is a minor scale that has a raised fourth and a raised seventh. It has many names, which can confuse things when trying to find examples of this scale in popular songs. It is sometimes referred to as...
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Saturday April 23 2022, 8:00 PM
Why Does The Melodic Minor Scale Change? I used to ask this question all the time and stump my music teachers. I mean, sure, the scale is different, and I see how it's different, but why ? Turns out, they didn't really have an answer for me...
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Monday March 28 2022, 9:20 PM
Why Are There Only 7 Notes In An Octave?  If you are used to hearing only seven notes in an octave, then chances are, you have a long way to go when discovering the many scales used across the world. There are seven notes in widely used major...
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Tuesday February 1 2022, 10:29 PM
Solfege Charts Don't feel bad for looking for a cheat sheet; solfege can be difficult to learn when you're a beginner just getting into the music world. The good thing is that no matter if you're using "fixed do" or "movable do", the solfege...
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Friday December 10 2021, 11:37 PM
What Is A Whole Tone Scale In Music? The uncommon whole tone scale consists of 6 tones that are each separated by a whole tone, making it a hexatonic scale. Many common scales like the major and minor scales use a variety of half and...
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Wednesday November 17 2021, 2:00 AM
Rolling The Dice With Music Composition Chance music, also known as Aleatoric music, is a type of music that is created or performed using some form of probability. In the 20th Century, many European composers were very intrigued with the...
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Thursday October 21 2021, 5:56 PM
What Do Sharps And Flats Do To A Note? In order to understand what a natural sign does to a note, you must first know what sharps and flats do to a note. If you've come across this blog, you likely already know. If not, I'll quickly go over...
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Saturday October 9 2021, 12:02 PM
What Is The Meaning of Meter In Music? The meter in music, also spelled as "metre", is how we identify the pulse or the count and the steady beat in a song. Songs usually have a pulse in each measure that is grouped by pulses of 2, 3, or 4...
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Sunday September 26 2021, 8:35 PM
Music Books For Toddlers  Music can be taught to kids at a very, very young age. They soak up the knowledge like little sponges. Toddlers aged 1-3 can learn fundamental concepts of singing and music theory that will help their developmental...
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