If you want to adapt popular music to jazz, the best approach is to think of the harmonic functions (rather than just the chords) and then use techniques of tonal harmony. In the following video we show how to turn a very basic piano version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" into a jazz... Continue Reading →
For some reason some songs in your iTunes library are DRM protected. If you enable the Kind column on your iTunes Library you see the file type for every song. In the example above Nimbus 2000 is a Protected AAC audio file. There's a way to import DRM protected and Apple Music songs into Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro.... Continue Reading →
See Music is a complex app that listens to you playing an instrument or singing and then gives you instant note-by-note feedback on your performance In order for See Music to work properly the audio inputs and outputs on your device must be set up correctly. See Music work on iPhone, iPad and macOS. In... Continue Reading →
Can we map tonal harmony in a coherent landscape that includes all possible harmonic functions, cadences and expected paths? https://youtu.be/-CYUFipJ0tU It’s all in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro. Learn More here...
Let's say you want to find all scales that contain a major third, followed by a half step, follow by a minor third (M3 H m3) Use the search button in Tessitura Pro and you will get all scales that contain those intervals in that order These are the named structures found You can include all... Continue Reading →
There are 4 ways you can represent a scale's intervalic formula: Degrees Chord-Tones and Tensions Roman Numerals Melodic Intervals Degrees Here's the major scale (Ionian) as degrees. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (all degrees al major) Chord-Tones and Tensions The major scale as chord tones (1 3 5 7) and tensions (9 11 13)... Continue Reading →
Politonus was designed after a very popular exercise taught by a world famous music education guru in the Boston area. Many generations of musicians from all over the world traveled to Boston and waited in a two year waiting list to access this information and now it is available to everyone. Hear from 1... Continue Reading →