Theory in context; Modes, Diatonic and Altered

What are modes? To understand the diatonic modes, first you must understand what a scale is. A scale is an order of pitches that are defined by their tonic (first tone) as a reference point. Different types of scales exist due to how the other degrees interact or relate to the tonic based on intervals… Continue reading Theory in context; Modes, Diatonic and Altered

This Dark Rage; An interview with Martyna Halas-Yeates

Those of you who know me personally will know that the roles of women in music are exceptionally important to me, but I've never had the opportunity to properly write something for A Study in Audiosynthesis focusing on the hard hitting subject of gender equality in music. And also because I could never do the… Continue reading This Dark Rage; An interview with Martyna Halas-Yeates

Audiosynthesis Music Radar; Emily Watkins

I know I've horrendously neglected the blog again over the past too many weeks due to other commitments but I'm beginning to have more and more free time to ponder my writing. In continuation with the new Audiosynthesis chapter of doing interviews, I am launching a spin off series of interviews focusing on musicians and acts… Continue reading Audiosynthesis Music Radar; Emily Watkins

Music in Theory #3 Functionality of Rootless chords

This is the third post in a series of specific posts where I just talk about my passion for music theory, different exercises and things that I've thought up that may shed light on something or somethings that musicians are either struggling with or else it's a completely new subject to them or opens a… Continue reading Music in Theory #3 Functionality of Rootless chords

Music in Theory #4 Understanding Time

This is the fourth post in a series of specific posts where I just talk about my passion for music theory, different exercises and things that I've thought up that may shed light on something or somethings that musicians are either struggling with or else it's a completely new subject to them or opens a… Continue reading Music in Theory #4 Understanding Time