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Synthetic scales

October 3, 2018

Enter synthetic scales To really grasp the nature of synthetic scales, it’s important to understand that these scales are not taken directly form the circle ...

The comfort of the performer – Part 3

Sing, not Sing Sing As I’ve been repeating the last couple of weeks, it is essential that the singer feels comfortable during the recording sessions. ...

Harmony Basics – Part 63

The Phrygian natural 3 mode, the Phrygian #3 mode and the “Spanish scale” 00:0000:00   The Phrygian natural 3 mode is sometimes also called Phrygian ...

The comfort of the performer – Part 2

Contextually Yours Today’s idea relies on a relatively basic and simple reflection: the experience of recording in a studio is not natural to the musician, ...

Harmony Basics – Part 62

To begin with, remember that the difference between the melodic and harmonic minor scales resides in the sixth, which is major in the first case ...

The comfort of the performer – Part 1

Home, Sweet Home Let’s start with the place itself. In a previous article I already mentioned the importance of being able to offer the singer ...

The modes of the melodic minor system

In article 56 you saw that altered modes come from minor scales, and more specifically the harmonic and melodic minor scales. Remember that since the ...

Singing or the art of performance – Part 4

Dungeons & Dragons For the sake of clarity, I reproduce here the contents of that comment: “Since the article was published some time ago and ...

The return of the return of the pedal

In article 55 I mentioned the pedal as a way of writing in the modal system, but a French AFanziner who has been following this ...

Singing, or the art of performance – Part 3

Being John Malkovich As I’ve stated in past weeks, a singer is some sort of an actor. So why not try to use some handy ...

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