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The pentatonic scale is a fascinating phenomenon in the world of music, as old as music itself and yet ubiquitous. It consists of five notes per octave and can be found in a variety of musical cultures around the world, from the traditional sounds of Asia and Africa to the country music and blues of the West.
Everyone has seen it at least once: 5 musicians on stage for a jam session who have never seen each other before. Only the key for the jam is set and everyone starts. Despite the improvisation, the piece sounds synchronized and the musicians seem to be perfectly attuned to each other, which is mainly due to the set cadence.
Music is an art that has the power to inspire, uplift, and heal. Learning to play chords can be a fun and rewarding experience, whether you are an aspiring musician or simply enjoy listening to music.
In this article we will look at the basics of chords, explaining what they are, how they work, and how to play them. Whether you want to learn chords for guitar or piano, this article is the perfect place to start.
If you've ever wondered what key signatures and harmonies are and how to recognize and use them to compose or play with other musicians, then this article is for you.
You've probably heard the term "syncopation" before - perhaps from a bandmate who knows about music theory, or from a producer trying to explain his ideas. However, the term is not always clear and often leads to misunderstandings.
In this article you will learn everything about musical syncopation, explained with practical examples.
The treble clef is the best known and most commonly used clef. In this post, I explain everything you need to know about it and give you a few tricks on how to memorise the notes.
Musical symbols enable us humans to interpret and write down the music. They form the "language" of music. Although nowadays it is no longer necessary to be able to read music in order to produce music, it can be helpful to have some basic knowledge.
The circle of fifths is a very useful tool when it comes to finding suitable keys or harmonies. In this article we explain everything you need to know about it.
The major keys are the most frequently used keys in all music. It is very important to know and master them when you compose music. In this article today, we will talk about the 12 major scales.
Song structure is the way the different parts of a song are constructed. All songs have a structure, and usually most songs follow some common patterns (but of course there are exceptions). This structure gives the song cohesion and helps to tell a story.