We are musicians, composers, engineers, teachers and students alike.
The path of a musician can be challenging and uncertain but it can also be enriching and great fun! This is the path we chose and we are here as your resource. Explore theory, history, ear training, technique, special topics and overall musicianship.
Follow along as we delve into enharmonic spellings and reinterpretation and the various reasons why they are necessary. We will also demonstrate some great ways to use these reinterpretations for some snappy modulations to far away places!
101-Listener Compositions Pt.4
It is time for us to give a listener to another round of fantastic listener compositions! They work hard, that we may listen hard!
So let's listen! This episode will feature the original music of:
Michael Chapman, Pasi Pasiaala, Dane Howard, Melody Brook Gibson, Adam House and Stefan Jacques
This episode is truly a celebration of how far we've come on the show and how far you've come in the theory sequence! We will discuss songs we've written for our pets. We will catch you up with our own projects and talk about the future of the podcast! Finally, we will hear some outtakes from previous shows. Don't worry, it's still a family friendly episode thanks to my censor guitar!
99-The Fully Diminished 7th Chord
We've almost said everything we can about the fully diminished 7th chord. ALMOST! In this episode we will explore this versatile chord and its many possibilities. We will hear it's use as a secondary leading tone chord (viiº7 of), as a modulatory technique, as a chain of viiº7 chords and as a counterpuntal element. Enjoy our chatter on this extraordinary chord!
98-Harmonic Progression Pt.8 (viiº/III, viiº/VI)
Continuing where episode 73 left off, this episode will review our previous discussions on diatonic chords and secondary functions. We will now add the secondary seven of III (viiº/III) and seven of VI (viiº/VI) chords. Listen for the chord qualities and use your theory brain to find out how to decipher these chord progressions. Use this skill to learn songs faster and know music better!
97-Women in Music Pt.2
It's time to further our discussion of women composers! Continuing where we left of on episode 81, we will now cover several influential female composers from the Baroque and Classical periods.
Somehow both entertaining and informative!
I play guitar pretty well and piano pretty poorly, and because I can listen to podcasts at work, I listen to about 6 hours of music theory and practice podcasts a day. You guys are one of the few I have kept subscribed to, after whittling down from about 20 or so podcasts. Highly recommend, very knowledgeable dudes while keeping it casual enough to not get boring. Great work !
The pace it goes covers the absolute bare bones basics in the early episodes, all the way into thicket, where later covering some really in depth down the “chipmunk” hole kind of topics as our hosts make refenerence to, many being college and university level Dsubjects discussed.
Intervals, melody, harmonies, inversions, counterpoint and chord structures, non chord and passing tones. Major and minor keys, triads and modes within scales, and how to actually be using them.
Being able to do ear training practice on the road is a nice refresh every so often from the same old same on the radio.
They also have topics covering histories of different instruments and the evolution of those and music itself.
Its a great podcast if you are looking to broaden your understanding of music and take it much deeper.
It will help and the fact that your have them literally teaching you the components of a college level education in an episode based format makes its easy to study what you want.
This Podcast, Like Air to the Musical Mind
In truth I’m arriving quite late to the party,
but since discovering this podcast, I have been day in & day out, diving in.
To clarify, when I say “it is air”,
I mean that whether you approach it focused like a deep calm breath, or whether passively I’m background like the air that feels your lungs without thinking.
This podcast is enriching your musical mind, (& theory brain) activating all the systems that exist within it, building connections laying the ground work for revelations as the layers & pathways of musical knowledge begin to sink in & align within your grasp.
A vague string of words, just to say,
I’m really enjoying this work, and it’s really enriching my own, thanks guys.
JOSEPH OF MERCURY