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An Introduction to the Sharp Sign

Sharp attack! The Jaws theme song is famous for using sharps to create a feeling of doom [1]. Listeners can hear the suspense and feel the tension build with each ascending note. Sharp notes are a great tool to give your songs a variety of sounds. Read on to learn about all about how the […]

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An Introduction to the G Sharp Minor

Minor keys are the shadows to major keys shinier, happier primary colors. They’re an essential component of expressing the full range of human emotions, and not just sadness either [1]. Think of minor keys, chords, and scales as the drop shadows that give dimension and depth to a composition. Like with literature, conflict is necessary […]

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An Introduction to the D Sharp Minor

What do Kanye West’s “Power” and Jimi Hendrix’s cover of “All Along The Watchtower” have in common? No, this isn’t a trick question or some sort of zen koan. Apart from both being empowering anthems to the people, both songs are in the key of D sharp minor. What does that mean, exactly? Let’s find […]

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