Composing in 7/8

Composing in 7/8

INTRODUCTION   The majority of popular music is in 4/4 time and does not modulate time signature. This means that most of the rhythmic ideas repeat or “turn around” (cadence) in some multiple/factor of 4 – so, a grid system made of up segments that are 4...

Plucked String Instruments: Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar is an instrument of the plucked string instruments family. It differentiates from its close relative, the classical guitar, by the use of steel strings, among other characteristics. Back in the 19th century C. F. Martin and Co. emerged as a leading...
Realistic Orchestral Strings

Realistic Orchestral Strings

  Orchestral elements play a more significant role in today’s music than we might expect. They give the average listener something they can relate to and provide a sense of familiarity in everything from soundtracks and video games to film scores and Top 40 hits....