Changing the Tonality from C Major to C Minor transforms this piece from bright and happy to dark and sad.
Articulations have a huge effect on the mood of a piece. For example, playing the entire melody staccato gives it
Changing Registers is a very effective way to change the mood of a piece. Let’s move everything up two octaves
This is the original melody with an Alberti Bass, a pleasant way to support a simple melody with a chordal
Simplicity is a highly under-rated aspect of music making! Here is our lead sheet interpreted with a very simple chord
The deep understanding of Form and Harmony… specifically which chords establish the key and tonality, which chords create tension, and where
A Melody is never some haphazard combination of notes. Multiple musical elements contribute to the coherence of any good melody. These include
There’s a lot more to understanding and interpreting a Lead Sheet than just reading the notes in the melody. Let’s
Welcome to series of lessons whose aim is to demystify the processes of Composition and Improvisation.
Music is not finished. It is a living, breathing, world-wide art form that is being invented and re-invented everyday. To