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10 Scales You can Play Over A Dominant 7 Chord

Take your improv skills to the next level as Toby Pitman shows you 10 scales you can play over a dominant 7 chord for greater melodic variation. This article includes audio examples too!

Music Theory: Two-Handed Piano Chord Progression Variations

Take your music theory (and keyboard skills) to the next level as Lynda Arnold shows some useful ways to play a simple chord progression with two hands, with varying voicings, rhythms and patterns.

A Guide to Songwriting on Smart Phones

Whether you're on Android or iOS, did you know your smart phone is a really useful songwriting tool? Andy Bowen explores the increasingly mobile occupation for getting song ideas from head to screen.

Make Money From Your Music via Sync

It's probably never been harder to make money from music. Don't rely on album sales (not recommended!) instead Hollin shares how to get your tunes synced, or used in film, TV, games and adverts.

How Sound Affects You: Musicians as Healers

Music is becoming acknowledged in both traditional and "alternative" methodologies as being a tool for healing. There are some remarkable examples and Lynda Arnold takes a look how you can heal.

How Sound Affects You: Drumming for Health Part 2

In part 2 of this series on drumming, Lynda Arnold continues her exploration of using rhythm for better health. From group drumming to lessons learned from experts, this is a fascinating read.

Music Theory: Chord Progressions in Pop Music

Moving on from the basic use of chord progressions, Sara Simms is here to help inspire you on ways to build chord progressions in Pop Music.

How Sound Affects You: Drumming for Health, Part 1

Continuing her exploration of using sound for healing, Lynda Arnold delves into the rhythmic side of music: drumming. Combining science and experience this article is a fascinating read.

Music Theory: Chord Structures

If you're starting out writing songs or writing your own tracks it's a great idea to become familiar with chord structures. Sara Simms is here to help in this easy to understand primer.

How Tech Enables Non-Verbal Learners to Become Singers

Adam Goldberg, music teacher in a Special Needs environment, shares useful experiences from the classroom where he uses tech to enable learners to become vocalists they didn't believe they could be.

Music Theory: Adding Harmonic Color to Triads

Do you use suspended chords, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths and 13ths in your compositions? They might feel harder to use than triads in your compositions, but Lynda Arnold is here to show you how.

How Sound Affects You: Protecting your Hearing

What is a musician's most important body part? Voice? Fingers? Arms? Feet?? Nope! Your ears! And, these vital tools need protecting even more than our precious studio gear. Lynda Arnold explains.

How Sound Affects You: 5 Ways to Sing for Health

Lynda Arnold is backwith another insightful article in her series on sound as a healing tool. Here she explains five simple ways you can use your own voice as an instrument to promote better health.

How Sound Affects You: Fibonacci Tuning Forks

Continuing our series of sound as a healing tool, Lynda Arnold explores the use of the fabulous Fibonacci tuning forks for a profound healing experience.

How Sound Affects You:Tuning Forks as Sound Healing Tool

Continuing our series of sound as a healing tool, Lynda Arnold takes an in depth look at how tuning forks can be used to tune and balance your mind, body and soul.