10 episodes

The main goal is to create content that helps you in your creative journey of making your own music! You will either find case study episodes and listen to how each song grows as I go through my music composition process; or episodes about music theory tips for songwriters, tools and other creative strategies to keep your music flowing.

Beyond Music Theory Beyond Music Theory

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The main goal is to create content that helps you in your creative journey of making your own music! You will either find case study episodes and listen to how each song grows as I go through my music composition process; or episodes about music theory tips for songwriters, tools and other creative strategies to keep your music flowing.

    A Practical Guide to Music Expression

    A Practical Guide to Music Expression

    A Guide to Music Expression



    Introduction:

    In this short online course you will look into ways of giving meaning to your music by using the musical elements according to your intentions. 



    The Elements of Music:

    A step by step guide through the elements of music and how they can be applied in practice.



    Case Study #1:

    An example of how the management of the music elements can be used creatively to make music



    Case Study #2:

    A more in depth example of how the management of the music elements can be used to bring forth your ideas.



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    - Alternatively, you can also follow this course using YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJHMyllLz98&list=PLZ7DSIOUVRVyEOfgzOEkUW7yzWV7KIhkE



    - If you wish to download the course materials, please do so by visiting the Blog at https://www.beyondmusictheory.org/ 

    • 37 min
    Chromatic Mediants and Metric Modulation

    Chromatic Mediants and Metric Modulation

    Today we will be looking at an example of how chromatic mediant relationships can sound by creating unexpected harmonies and also some tips on things you can do with rhythm to surprise your listeners.



    Suggested links:

    - Chromatic Mediants - https://www.beyondmusictheory.org/chromatic-mediants/

    - Metric Modulation - https://www.beyondmusictheory.org/metric-modulation/

    - Scales Harmonization - https://www.beyondmusictheory.org/scales-harmonization/

    - Block Chords - https://www.beyondmusictheory.org/block-chords-motion/

    • 10 min
    Tips to Create Chord Progressions

    Tips to Create Chord Progressions

    In this episode we will be looking at some tips that you can use to create chord progressions and start making your next song. I also did a little bit of that, as you will listen throughout the episode. It was the result of mirroring technique, diatonic and chromatic voice-leading all put together using common chord progressions and changing them a little bit so it’s not more of the same.



    Supporting Links:

    1. Intervals - https://beyondmusictheory.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/intervals/

    2. Chord Formation - https://beyondmusictheory.wordpress.com/2019/11/09/chord-formations-triads-and-tetrads/

    3. Scales Harmonization - https://beyondmusictheory.wordpress.com/2019/12/16/scales-harmonization/

    4. Chord Connections and Voice-Leading - https://beyondmusictheory.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/chord-connection-and-voice-leading/

    • 7 min
    How to Use Polychords in Your Music

    How to Use Polychords in Your Music

    In this episode I will be showing you different ways of using tonal and chromatic material to build polychord structures. Polychords can be used as single or separate chord structures. Learn some of the ways in which you can use them in your music. 

    • 6 min
    8 Practical Ways of Using Parallel Chord Motion in your Music

    8 Practical Ways of Using Parallel Chord Motion in your Music

    In this episode, I will be  proposing eight ways that you can use this technique. Each has a  different feel of vibe so you will have to choose depending on the  harmonic effect you are going for. This particular harmonic technique consists in moving a chord or a  harmonic interval and maintain the relative distance between pitches, or  put another way, it’s when all the voices of a chord move in the same  direction. It can be used to connect with a more important chord or to  thicken a melodic line.

    • 6 min
    Where Do Musical Ideas Come From

    Where Do Musical Ideas Come From

    Hello and welcome! In today’s episode, I’ll be approaching a question that will always be open for debate as each and every one of us listens to and thinks about music differently. Nonetheless, all boils down to a musician’s ability of hearing sounds in its head. And the questions is: Where do musical ideas come from?



    Supporting Links:


    - Audiation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_music_learning_theory#Audiation


    - How Music Theory is (Not) Killing Your Creativity - https://beyondmusictheory.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/how-music-is-not-killing-your-creativity/


    - Why Copy and Steal From Music - https://beyondmusictheory.wordpress.com/2020/05/06/why-copy-and-steal-from-music/


    - The Importance of Planning Your Musical Compositions - https://beyondmusictheory.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/the-importance-of-planning-your-musical-compositions/

    • 7 min

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