Although often used in various kinds of non-Western music, songs with odd meters—rhythms with an off number of beats in each measure—have also been employed for distinctive grooves in modern jazz, progressive rock and other genres. Read More>>
From age-old Middle Eastern music to vintage big-band jazz to various pop hits of today, the modes of the harmonic minor scale offer an exotic spice. Read More>>
The harmonic minor scale is a common element of Middle Eastern music, as well as Western pieces seeking an exotic flavor – such as Duke Ellington’s “Caravan.” Read More>>
Basslines are often the foundation of a song, along with being the first thing that might grab a listener. Read More>>
The sparse poetry of classic country music is rooted in its folk-accented one forms, arrangements and instrumentation. Read More>>
We give you a few distinctive techniques and methods you can use to study the art of the pentatonic scale. Read More>>
We completed our two part lesson on the blues in the May issue of In Tune with a look at minor chord progressions and riff-based blues songs.