How to play Piano Voicings using Upper Structures. Introduction

Here's the complete lesson in video format https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8NmmG08M-k   In this series we are going to talk about Piano Voicings, specifically voicings that use upper structures. It’s said that the average piano player spends 2 to 3 hours daily, searching for cool voicings over different chords and harmonic progressions. Finding new voicings, cataloguing, memorizing and... Continue Reading →

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Politonus III: Ear Training for Scales & Modes

Politonus III is the 3rd volume in the Politonus Ear Training Series by mDecks Music. While Politonus I is a multi pitch ear training to help you develop tonal ear training (perfect and relative pitch) and Politonus II is dedicated to Intervals, Triads & Seventh Chords, Politonus III concentrates in Scales & Modes. Politonus III  will help you recognize all... Continue Reading →

Politonus II: A different Ear Training app

Ear training is an essential skill for every musician. Being able to identify groups of notes as one sound-type is not only useful when listening but also when writing and composing music. There are three fundamental structures that we must be able to identify if we want to become better musicians: Intervals, Triads & Seventh Chords. Politonus II... Continue Reading →

The Jazz Standards Progressions Book in 18 Volumes (PDF & Paperback)

Every Jazz Musician knows what a Fake-book is. We've all played songs based on lead-sheets, where the chords are just an approximation of what really is going on in the song's progression. Although Jazz harmony is very similar to Traditional Tonal Harmony, it is also packed with functions borrowed from modes other than the standard source... Continue Reading →

How to import any song into Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro Audio-Sync (even DRM protected files and Apple Music songs)

For some reason some songs in your iTunes library are DRM protected. If you enable the Kind column on your iTunes Library you see the file type for every song. In the example above Nimbus 2000  is a Protected AAC audio file. There's a way to import DRM protected and Apple Music songs into Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro.... Continue Reading →

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