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.
Hear some classic blues progressions in their original setting and in other genres. Read More>>
This month’s techniques feature is on articulations—the different ways we can attack each note. In addition to the usual audio examples, we’ve posted some videos demonstrating a number of different articulations.