Archives – Music Writing Tips #51 – #100

Tip #51 – Framing with an 8-Bar Blues

Tip #52 – Framing with a 16-Bar Blues

Tip #53 – 8 Pulse Asymmetric Time-Line Patterns and Practice

Tip #54 – 12 Pulse Asymmetric Time-Line Patterns and Practice

Tip #55 – 16 Pulse Asymmetric Time-Line Patterns and Practice

Tip #56 – 20 Pulse Asymmetric Time-Line Patterns and Practice

Tip #57 – 24 Pulse Asymmetric Time-Line Patterns and Practice

Tip #58 – Using the Swazi Harmonic Progression and Scale

Tip #59 – Using the Gogo Harmonic Progression and Scale

Tip #60 – Using the Nkhumbi Harmonic Progression and Scale

Tip #61 – Using the Nguni Harmonic Progression and Scale

Tip #62 – Using the MpyƐmɔ Harmonic Progression and Scale

Tip #63 – Taking Influence from Kwela Music

Tip #64 – Natural Influences from the Harmonic Series

Tip #65 – Alternating Thumb Influences in Part Writing

Tip #66 – Utility Thumb Influences in Part Writing

Tip #67 – Dead Thumb Influences in Part Writing

Tip #68 – Boxed Melody

Tip #69 – Interpolation of Quotes

Tip #70 – Crafting with Asymmetrical Timelined Phrases

Tip #71 – Understanding Half-Swing

Tip #72 – Adjusting Tempo

Tip #73 – A Reminder for Subtle Influences

Tip #74 – Harmonizing an Appoggiatura Over a Diminished Chord

Tip #75 – Doing Some Diatonic Harmonization on Passing Tones

Tip #76 – Reminder For Simplicity in Interlocking Parts

Tip #77 – Borrowing Chords from Parallel Keys

Tip #78 – Trying Some Chromatic Approach in Harmonization

Tip #79 – Cheat-Sheet to Movable Inner Voices under a Stagnant Melody

Tip #80 – Variation with Anticipation

Tip #81 – Compose like a Fashion Purchasing Agent

Tip #82 – Pros of Stagnant Harmony

Tip #83 – Making your Programmed Drums More “Life-Like”

Tip #84 – New Paths with Multiple Harmonic Functions

Tip #85 – Basic Cheat Sheet to Jazz Style Harmonic Substitution

Tip #86 – Backbeat Inclusion

Tip #87 – Using a Break, Be it Three Kinds

Tip #88 – Breaking a Chord Rhythmically

Tip #89 – Crafting Modal Interchange from a Tone Drone

Tip #90 – Carousel-ing Harmonic Progressions

Tip #91 – Understanding the Kanakangi Scale

Tip #92 – Common-Tone Pad Moods

Tip #93 – Negative Harmony

Tip #94 – Understanding the Ratnangi Scale

Tip #95 – Click When Scoring

Tip #96- Last-Minute Chorus Key Change

Tip #97 – Understanding the Ganamurti Scale

Tip #98 – Pushing-Forward by Dropping a Beat

Tip #99 – Understanding the Vanaspati Scale

Tip #100 – Score Characters and Themes with Motifs