Archive for December, 2011
Another great example of creative use of the modulation. This is Gary Allan’s “Watching Airplanes”.
For those of you playing along at home, the verse is in F#, but the chorus is in B. He establishes the verse using the rock progression F#, E, B (or 1, flat 7, 4 in the numbers system).
What’s cool about this mod is that because “B” is in the key of “F#” (it’s the 4 chord of F# for you numbers people), it doesn’t jerk your ear as much as some other keys would.
Try this on your next song!
This is one of the most creative uses of the mod I’ve heard in a long time. It’s in Train’s “When I Look To the Sky”. After the bridge, they mod up a whole step for a half chorus BUT then come home to the original key to finish up the song. Psyche! Take listen!
So this might not be needed as much as the WAVE file to mp3 tutorial, but I thought I would include it just the same.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions!
So I’ve mentioned the dilemma (or challenge) of the double chorus at the end in a previous post.
Here’s a current example that works when you have two distinctly different lyrics in chorus 1, and 2. It’s used deftly in the Blake Shelton single “Honey Bee”, written by Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip.
After verse 3, chorus 3 kicks in with the lyric from chorus 1, with chorus 4 using the lyric from chorus 2.
Nice work guys!
Count this as another tool in your belt of song arranging!
Yes, my plans for world domination have been thwarted once again by me not being allowed to embed the video on this blog post! ARGGGHHHH!