• The “Mental” vs “Electronic” Approach to Transposition

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    In this article, learn what transposition is, the difference between mental and electronic transposition, which one is bad, and useful methods to transpose any chord, progression, or song into a new key.

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    Yesterday’s Dissonance, Today’s Consonance

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    In tonal music, there are two classes of intervals – dissonant and consonant intervals. In this article, we’ll focus on the evolution in music and its effect on dissonant intervals.

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    Naturals, Accidentals, and Race: A Coincidence?

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    Have you ever wondered the origins of white notes vs black notes, naturals vs accidentals? This post provides historical context.

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    What “States And Capitals” Have To Do With Music

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    I know you’re probably wondering what states and capital cities have to do with music. Well, I came across a post on The Secret Link Between Chess and Music (by our Founder) some years back and since then, I’ve seen several links between music and life. In HearandPlay 101 – Introduction to Chords, Jermaine Griggs […]

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    The “Devil In Music” – Tritones vs Augmented 4ths & Diminished 5ths

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    There’s an element in music that has generated a lot of controversies over the years. In the Middle Ages (400AD – 1400AD), it was called the “devil in music” (aka – “diabolus in musica”) and in the eighteenth century, playing it could put you at the risk of being excommunicated. That thing is the “tritone.” Learn more about it in this post.

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    Melodic Progressions vs. Intervals

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    In this lesson, learn the difference between melodic progressions and intervals. One is the building blocks of scales; the other, chords. Learn the ins and outs of each.

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    Whole Tone Scale Demystified

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    The whole tone scale is a useful one to know and because of its unique structure, very versatile. It is a 6-tone scale consisting of all whole steps. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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