New Cinematic Music

I’ve been on a writing kick. Here is a piece for a sci-fi film, an emotional piano piece, and a string and piano lullaby. I may decide to circle back around and expand these pieces, but for now, enjoy!

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Using major pentatonic b6 for altered chords

The dominant 7th chord has the ability to take all kinds of disonance. You can pretty much play a half step wrong and still get some acceptable sounds in certain situations, but let’s look at a more systematic way to play out on the dominant chord. The symbol for an C altered chord is: C7(b9, […]

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Tritone substitutions

The II V I in the key of C is normally expressed as Dmin, G7, Cmaj7. What you’ll find is, that the dominant chord’s ability to take disonance is much greater than any other chord. The first simple trick to get yourself some more outside notes is the tritone substitution. The way this works, is […]

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