Archives – Music Writing Tips #151 – #200

Tip #151 – Using Fourth Structures in Harmonization

Tip #152 – Understanding the Vakulabharanam Scale

Tip #153 – Dropped Voices

Tip #154 – Cheat-Sheet for Four-Part Fourth Structures

Tip #155 – Building Four-Part Closed Fifth Clusters

Tip #156 – Orchestrating Closed Fifth Structures

Tip #157 – Orchestrating to Avoid Minor Second Dissonance

Tip #158 – Understanding the Mayamalavagowla Scale

Tip #159 – Reframing Thoughts on Eight-Part Chord Structures

Tip #160 – Cheat-Sheet for Pairing Scales and Chords Together

Tip #161 – Cheat-Sheet for Building Large Eight-Part Chord Structures

Tip #162 – Understanding the Chakravakam Scale

Tip #163 – Building Heavy Chromatic Lines

Tip #164 – Understanding the Suryakantam Scale

Tip #165 – Using sus2 Chords for Inner-Voice Movement

Tip #166 – Using sus4 Chords for Inner-Voice Movement

Tip #167 – Understanding the Hatakambari Scale

Tip #168 – Having Harmony Never Return Home

Tip #169 – Finding Place for the #iv Chord

Tip #170 – Incorporating a Chromatic Approach/Passing Chord

Tip #171 – Incorporating a Diminished Passing Chord

Tip #172 – Understanding the Jhankaradhvani Scale

Tip #173 – Retrograde Harmony

Tip #174 – Reimagining Purpose of a Circle-Of-Fifths Progression

Tip #175 – Harmonizing a Chromatic Scale with Secondary Dominants

Tip #176 – Understanding the Natabhairavi Scale

Tip #177 – The Backdoor Progression

Tip #178 – Applying What You’ve Learned

Tip #179 – Understanding the Keeravani Scale

Tip #180 – Using the Principle of the I 6/4 Chord

Tip #181 – Reducing to Power Chords

Tip #182 – Understanding the Kharaharapriya Scale

Tip #183 – Why the iv o7 Chord Works

Tip #184 – Unique Use of Dominant 13 (b9 #11) Chord

Tip #185 – Alternative Tuning

Tip #186 – Understanding the Gaurimanohari Scale

Tip #187 – The Beauty of Randomness

Tip #188 – Doubling a Pitch on a Single Instrument

Tip #189 – Adding Chromatics into your Scalar Line

Tip #190 – Understanding the Varunapriya Scale

Tip #191 – Changing the Tools

Tip #192 – Understanding a Cliché Blues Ending

Tip #193 – Using Lightness of a Scale

Tip #194 – Understanding the Mararanjani Scale

Tip #195 – Dorian Vamp

Tip #196 – Lament Bass

Tip #197 – Andalusian Cadence

Tip #198 – Understanding the Charukesi Scale

Tip #199 – Playing Around with the Harmonic Major Scale

Tip #200 – Turning a Melodic Instrument into a Percussive/Rhythmic Instrument