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.

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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 chords on our emotions.

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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 🙂

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.

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look at the title, and ask yourself, did you really planned your composition and arrangement the best way ?
are  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 ?

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Emotional Connection – Intervals

Posted: January 31, 2011 in Composing

the emotional connection series as you already know touches the subject: the effect of music elements on our emotion.

our emotions can be directed be the composer, the great composers use it to achieve connection with the listeners and make them feel like something amazing just happened.

the good thing is that everyone can use it, I will try to keep this article as simple and as short as possible.

Interval – the distance between two notes.

be aware that the guidelines here are just for the element of intervals alone, and their effect in a piece are not absolute and will change according to the musical context.

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I will refer to Volume/Velocity/Loudness as Loudness.

so as we saw in the last article :


how high or how low a note is, can have an effect on our emotions.

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Emotional Connection – Note/Pitch

Posted: January 27, 2011 in Composing

hello again everyone,

I hope you had a great week, and that you want to explore new ground, today I am going to explore the connection of MUSIC to our EMOTIONS.

you have to understand that this part of music is extremely big and musicians still explore this magnificent connection of music to our emotions,

every little thing can make a big difference, Notes, Length, Velocity,Volume, Timbre Combinations, Tempo, Meter, and the list is too long to continue…

so of course I will try to cover as much as I can, but I can’t cover all of it.

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