After the appearance of the collection of articles “The Origins of Music” (Wallin, Merker, Brown, 2000) the subject was a debated topic of human evolutionary history. There are currently many hypotheses (not necessarily conflicting) about the origins of music. Some… Read More »“Motherese” and the Origins of Music
Although not being the sole element present in a musical composition, pitch may be associated with melody, scales and chords. The association of pitch to a natural and distinctive human quality is the voice and thus it is with no… Read More »Relating Extra-Musical Cues to Music Theory Concepts
First off, music technology provides us with the tools to do the job. However, it is also true that solely relying on it produces less than optimal results, musically speaking. The market is flooded with composers for media and newcomers… Read More »Is Music Technology Lowering the Quality Bar for Modern Composers?
Have you ever thought about how you can explore the emotional character and characteristics of expressivity through music? All the implications aroused while trying to answer this question is the reason why I compose the way I do. I… Read More »Expressing Emotions Through Music
Do you think you are spending more time figuring out what would mechanically fit into a song rather than just let it flow? Has anyone had to deal with this kind of problem at some point? This has to be… Read More »How Music Theory is (not) Killing Your Creativity