Archive for February, 2011

Emotional Connection – Scales

Posted: February 25, 2011 in Composing

hi everyone,

I am glad to get back to writing articles in my blog after this crazy week,

but the most important thing I learned in this week is :


and us, musicians, we Love Music, so lets keep music Original, Refreshing and Fun šŸ™‚


today we are going to take a look at the emotional connection of scales, and their effect.

I will write the simple, general way to see the emotions scales can evoke,



basically any difference between the left and the right side will beĀ perceived as a wider stereoĀ image,

the more obvious theĀ differences, the wider the stereo image,

until in some point the differences will be so obvious that the left and the right sides will beĀ perceived as two different sounds, which still make a wider stereo image.


which elements ? why to combine them ?

this is what this article is all about, music is built from elements, combining these elements creates a creation/piece, or even a fraction of music experience.

the problem of music elements is that they don’t always combine very well, it is a subject to experiment because there will always be something new to find and explore.

for the example I will take my own music, and will share what I was thinking about when I created it.


Emotional Connection – Chords

Posted: February 7, 2011 in Composing

chords are a big part of todays music,

and their effect on our emotions can change with the context of the music :

the chord that comes before, the chord that comes after, the melody, the timbre of the sounds used in the piece, speed (harmonic rhythm),

and lot more ingredients are effecting the impact of chordsĀ on our emotions.


Emotional Connection – Tempo (BPM)

Posted: February 6, 2011 in Composing

I will try to keep things short this time, you already know what the emotional connection series are talking about,

if you need a reminder, here it is :

let’s move on šŸ™‚

Tempo is the speed of your creation, it is caculated by BPM (Beats Per Minutes).

each style/genre of music theoretically have its own BPM and the BPM (Tempo) have a great effect on the atmosphere of the song/creation/music.


look at the title, and ask yourself, did you really planned your composition and arrangement the best way ?
are Ā any of the instruments might make problems in the mixing stage ?
can I do anything in the composing or arranging stage to make it easier to mix later and sound better ?