Are You Ready For Upper Structure Triads? Take this Quiz to find out.

For a piano player, knowing how to voice chords is an essential skill, not only forcomping (accompanying or laying the chord progression for others player toimprovise over), but also to use those voicings as an improvisational aid. Allpiano players get many melodic ideas or lines from their voicings. There are many ways of practicing and... Continue Reading →

How to Analyze Jazz Standards. The Berklee Method – mDecks Music

Let me show how to analyze the jazz standard Recorda-Me. You can find the final analysis, along with 1300+ other jazz standards fully analyzed in The Jazz Standards Progressions Book by mDecks Music I'll show you the process we go through when we create an analysis of a jazz standard. https://youtu.be/1-1rfLAufvI The harmonic progression in... Continue Reading →

How Did Beethoven Write Music? Symphony No.1 Theme A (Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro)

Let's look at the A theme in Beethoven's first symphony. https://youtu.be/fMTXsD5-e9I We've already talked about his incredible opening, and how he used a secondary dominant in the subdominant region, breaking with all of the norms. https://youtu.be/09Kx9rGpJDM Harmony of Beethoven. Beethoven’s Killer Opening in Symphony No.1 in C Major Tonal harmony & harmony functions The A theme... Continue Reading →

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