In part 5, I arrange more of the bass line in measure 1 to add additional flow and movement in the song. We exam a couple of options on half stepping into the existing chords. It’s and interesting concept…

In part 4 of arranging your music using music theory I tackle the smoothing of bass lines by adding in chord notes and leading the voice down the scale. This step changes the song a bit, but starts to give us a richness in the arrangement…

Let’s look at what I decided to do and why I might chose some of the bass notes. Remember that this exercise is to explore music and the theory and that there are choices that you may or may not like. Exploring more …

Adding base lines and 7th intervals to a piece of fake music is a straight forward step in arranging or composing your own music. In this session we do that for our song.

Arranging and composing your own music can be the most frustrating or fulfilling thing you might try in music. This series will explore using music theory to help you through that process. Part 1 …

One of the most fascinating factors in learning music is progressing from absorption of concepts and principals into experimentation mode. Trying these concepts will help you learn faster.

In the previous discussion of bass lines we’ve talked about creating your own with the idea that needing something is often the mother of invention. In bass line voice leading we talked about a few options to help you be creative with bass lines. This time we are going to talk about scale choices. One […]

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