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The main goal is to create content that helps you in your creative journey of making your own music! You will either find case study episodes and listen to how each song grows as I go through my music composition process; or episodes about music theory with tips, tools and other creative strategies to keep your music flowing.

Latest Episodes

Where Do Musical Ideas Come From

Hello and welcome! In today’s episode, I’ll be approaching a question that will always be open for debate as each and every one of us listens to and thinks about music differently. Nonetheless, all boils down to a musician’s ability of hearing sounds in its head. And the questions is: Where do musical ideas come from? Supporting Links: - Audiation - How Music Theory is (Not) Killing Your Creativity - Why Copy and Steal From Music - The Importance of Planning Your MusicalCompositions

7 MINJUN 26
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Where Do Musical Ideas Come From

What to do With Modal Interchange

In this post we will be looking at some practical uses for modal interchange. First of all, what is it? This is a technique that consists in temporarily borrowing chords from a parallel tonality or mode that shares the same root without abandoning the established key. If any of these concepts sound unfamiliar to you, check out the links in the description that will take you to the appropriate blog entry: - Types of Modulation - Diatonic Modes - Chord Transformations - Symmetric Scales

5 MINJUN 12
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What to do With Modal Interchange

How to Use Quartal Harmony in Your Music

In this episode, I will be telling you what quartal harmony is and how you can use it in your music. I will also be looking at the melody harmonization process with these chords and explore some ideas for it. As usual, below are links for supporting posts in case you are not following the approached concepts in this episode: - Chords by Fourths and Fifths - Harmonic Ambiguity Have Fun!

5 MINJUN 2
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How to Use Quartal Harmony in Your Music

Being Creative With Pentatonic Scales

In this episode you will listen to you how I used mostly pentatonic materials to compose a track and I'll take you through the thought process of extracting the information I needed for chords and melodies. During the episode I talk about some concepts that if you are not familiar with them you can read all about by following the links: - Pentatonic Scales - Scales Harmonization - Diatonic Modes - Suspended Chords - Chords in Fourths and Fifths - Polychords Have Fun!

5 MINMAY 28
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Being Creative With Pentatonic Scales

Creating Harmonic Tension With Anticipation and Suspension

In today's episode I will be approaching a technique that can be used as means to create, release, prolong tension and even preparing the harmonic transitions while you are going from chord to chord. It is a way of creating harmonic interest and depth. Typically, the effect can be found at the end of phrases or in cadences, but you don't have to feel restricted by this, as you will hear. Other References: - Harmonic Anticipation and Suspension - How to Harmonize a Melody - Harmonic Movement and Chord Progressions Have Fun!

5 MINMAY 25
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Creating Harmonic Tension With Anticipation and Suspension
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Latest Episodes

Where Do Musical Ideas Come From

Hello and welcome! In today’s episode, I’ll be approaching a question that will always be open for debate as each and every one of us listens to and thinks about music differently. Nonetheless, all boils down to a musician’s ability of hearing sounds in its head. And the questions is: Where do musical ideas come from? Supporting Links: - Audiation - How Music Theory is (Not) Killing Your Creativity - Why Copy and Steal From Music - The Importance of Planning Your MusicalCompositions

7 MINJUN 26
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Where Do Musical Ideas Come From

What to do With Modal Interchange

In this post we will be looking at some practical uses for modal interchange. First of all, what is it? This is a technique that consists in temporarily borrowing chords from a parallel tonality or mode that shares the same root without abandoning the established key. If any of these concepts sound unfamiliar to you, check out the links in the description that will take you to the appropriate blog entry: - Types of Modulation - Diatonic Modes - Chord Transformations - Symmetric Scales

5 MINJUN 12
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What to do With Modal Interchange

How to Use Quartal Harmony in Your Music

In this episode, I will be telling you what quartal harmony is and how you can use it in your music. I will also be looking at the melody harmonization process with these chords and explore some ideas for it. As usual, below are links for supporting posts in case you are not following the approached concepts in this episode: - Chords by Fourths and Fifths - Harmonic Ambiguity Have Fun!

5 MINJUN 2
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How to Use Quartal Harmony in Your Music

Being Creative With Pentatonic Scales

In this episode you will listen to you how I used mostly pentatonic materials to compose a track and I'll take you through the thought process of extracting the information I needed for chords and melodies. During the episode I talk about some concepts that if you are not familiar with them you can read all about by following the links: - Pentatonic Scales - Scales Harmonization - Diatonic Modes - Suspended Chords - Chords in Fourths and Fifths - Polychords Have Fun!

5 MINMAY 28
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Being Creative With Pentatonic Scales

Creating Harmonic Tension With Anticipation and Suspension

In today's episode I will be approaching a technique that can be used as means to create, release, prolong tension and even preparing the harmonic transitions while you are going from chord to chord. It is a way of creating harmonic interest and depth. Typically, the effect can be found at the end of phrases or in cadences, but you don't have to feel restricted by this, as you will hear. Other References: - Harmonic Anticipation and Suspension - How to Harmonize a Melody - Harmonic Movement and Chord Progressions Have Fun!

5 MINMAY 25
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Creating Harmonic Tension With Anticipation and Suspension
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