12 August 2022

IONIAN MODE

Ionian The Ionian mode is the “modal equivalent” of the major scale: its intervals are the same but the notes of the scale are treated differently. […]
12 August 2022

THE DORIAN MODE

Dorian The dorian mode is found on the II degree of the Major scale. It’s one of the minor modes and its characteristic interval is the […]
7 August 2022

AEOLIAN MODE

Aeolian (natural minor scale) Just like the Ionian and the major scale are made by the same seven notes, the aeolian scale is the modal version […]
27 February 2022

Harmonizing with fourth chords

Harmonizing the scale I’m sure you already know everything about how to harmonize the scale with triads (if, on the other hand, you have no idea […]
27 November 2021

MODAL HARMONIZATION

Modal Harmonization Harmonic Principles of the Present Day In a very generic way, “harmonizing” means stacking sounds together to create harmony. If we speak about modern […]
11 September 2020
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SUSPENDED TRIADS (FINGERINGS)

Suspended Triads (Fingerings) In another lesson I’ve introduced suspended chords in the context of the major scale. Now let’s see how these chords can be played […]
15 March 2019

PHRASES AND MOTIVES

Elements of Musical Rhythm Last time I talked about what in a very general way we refer as rhythm. I made a distinction between time, rhythm […]
8 March 2019

RHYTHM, BEAT, MEASURE, DIVISION

Let’s Talk About Rhythm So, right now we’ve talked about the tonal system from a melodic and harmonic point of view (major and minore scales; Tonic, Subdominant and […]