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Tritone substitutions refer to changing a dominant chord for another dominant chord a tritone away. A tritone is simply a musical interval equal to six semitones. In this video I’m going to show you why this works and then present a few examples – using both chord progressions and soloing – the demonstrate where you might use this in musical context.


Published on Jun 9, 2013

Hi, in this lesson we all sit by the fire and learn about… the means a composer uses to express him or herself in a musical piece. Feel free to share, like and subscribe (for more of my beautiful voice).


“What we do as musicians is create a frame around silence.” — Sting, English, singer, musician, songwriter

via “What we do as musicians is create a frame around silence.” — Art of Quotation

It’s scientific fact that everything, including the human body, is made up of energy that vibrates at different frequencies. As such it just makes sense to question how sound frequencies can affect us. The evidence suggests that sound frequencies can indeed affect us, as frequencies affect other frequencies. Think of it as being how ingredients […]

via LJ VANIER: “Why You Need to Change the Frequency of Your Music” — Dreaming With Dolphins

By Deane Alban, Wake Up World, Thanks to Conscious Life News Music has played an important part of every human culture, both past and present. People around the world experience universal responses to music. We’re all familiar with how certain pieces of music can change your mood, get you motivated, or help you concentrate. And […]

via Why Music is Good For Your Brain — Culture of Awareness

astrology tones

If one were to think in terms of musical frequencies emitted by each planet in a specific sign, a person’s horoscope would make a specific kind of harmony or music. Then, when brought together with others (people or even planets that continue to move through time), the music would be either enhanced or become cacophonic. In fact, the music is constantly encouraged to adapt and rearrange itself to fit the stronger pattern.

Johannes Kepler (1561-1630) spoke convincingly of the harmony that permeates the universe, extending the work of Pythagoras and the theme of “music of the spheres“.

Pythagoras defined music as the perfect union of contrary things, as unity in multiplicity, oraccord in discord. Indeed, music does not only coordinate rhythm and modulation, but imposes order on the whole system. Pythagoras discovered that the pitch of a musical note changed if the length of a piece of string was stopped half way along. This created an octave that produced the same quality of sound as the note produced by the unstopped string, but it vibrated at twice the frequency.

The Pythagoreans used music to heal the body and elevate the soul.

In ancient cosmology, the planetary spheres ascended from Earth to Heaven like the rungs of a ladder, with each sphere said to correspond to a different note on a grand musical scale.

Traditional astrology recognizes five significant relationships based on the twelve-fold division of the zodiac signs, their significance being derived by analogy with the ratios of the musical scale. Thus the conjunction is equal to two notes played in unison, dividing the circle into the ratio 1:2.

Not confining himself to zodiac signs alone, Kepler looked into the theory of harmonics and extended the analogy of the musical scale. He alerted astrologers to several new aspects, such as the highly creative quintile and biquintile series, as well as the sesqui-quadrate.

Three laws of planetary motion

Kepler is most famous for formulating his three laws of planetary motion, which made a fundamental break with astronomical tradition and superseded the ancient Ptolemaic concept of a spherical universe with an epicyclical motion (around the Earth at the center).

In 1609, in The Composition of Kepler’s Astronomia Nova. (“New Astronomy”), Kepler announced in his first law that the orbits of planets were elliptical, not circular.

In his second law he stated that the speed of a planet varied at different stages of its orbit.

His third law was published in 1618 in Harmonice Mundi (“Harmony of the Worlds” – adding to Pythagoras’ theme of the music of the spheres). The third law established that there was relationship between a planet’s distance from the Sun and the time it takes to complete an orbit.

via Secrets of the Ancient Skies

Music And The Mind

March 25, 2015

University of California Television (UCTV)


In this edition of “Grey Matters,” Aniruddh Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute, discusses what music can teach us about the brain, and what brain science, in turn, can reveal about music. Series: “Grey Matters” [4/2006] [Science] [Show ID: 11189]




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In Your Eyes (Original Motion Picture Score)
Composer Tony Morales

Read the interview with Composer Tony Morales at Film Music Daily:

Track Listing
01. In Your Eyes 0:00
02. Connected 0:30
03. You’re Real 1:00
04. It’s Snowing 1:30
05. 10pm Date 2:00
06. Did You Ever Go Sledding? 2:30
07. Mirror 3:00
08. Kinda Personal 3:30
09. Look under the Hood 4:00
10. Rebecca Visits Phil 4:30
11. Phillip and Rebecca 5:00
12. I Should Go 5:30
13. Quirks and Insecurities 6:00
14. Rebecca Is Having an Affair 6:30
15. Break Up 7:00
16. Rebecca Put In Hospital 7:30
17. Time to Go To Work 8:00
18. On His Way 8:30
19. Make a Break for It 9:00
20. Together At Last 9:30

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“When Aragorn was abroad, from afar Arwen watched over him in thought” –Lord of the Rings

After signing with Sony we were putting together our first official release. Just before the deadline we looked at the song list and all agreed the album needed to include a new original piece. But we had 48 hours. As we prayed for help Jon recalled a tune he had almost included in a solo album, but for reasons he couldn’t remember he had not finished it. It was just the compositional catalyst we needed…. read the rest of the song on our website here:…

“Arwen’s Vigil” written by Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Steven Sharp Nelson: cello; cello-percussion
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah, U.S.A.
Produced & Filmed by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
Edited by Shaye Scott & Paul Anderson

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For those who claim to feel “motion sickness” while watching what I see from the performer’s vantage point 🙂 a single side shot with Canon camera – this and GoPro were used to mix the complete sonata. See my comments in the description of GoPro version – in this playlist .

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