Classical Jazz '05

Theory Songs

4 Chords to Rule Them All

Axis of Awesome Live

Axis of Awesome w/song titles

Songs to Enjoy


Flight of the Bumble Bee

Mozart's Musical Joke

Petrushka Orchestral | Piano


Pictures at an Exhibition Orchestral | Piano

Polyphonic Overtone Singing

Romeo and Juliet Ballet | Death

Ralph Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a theme

Red Violin

Covid 19 Fugue

Music Comedy Anyone?


Switched On Pop 

Podcasts here

Pieces from these podcasts:

Selena Gomez Meets J.S. Bach

Did you catch it? What’s remarkable about this is the presence of the complete circle of fourths progression–from tonic to tonic with no divergences along the way. Sure, you’ll often hear circle of fourths progressions in limited deployment, but to use the whole thing is not all that common with today’s pop music.


Here’s the progression Ms. Gomez sings around:


C#m F#m B E A d#o G# C#m


or in Roman Numeral analysis:


i iv VII III VI iio V i


(Note the songwriters’ use of the subtonic instead of the leading tone and the major instead of augmented version of the mediant–not uncommon alterations but perhaps this has been consciously done to reflect the mood of the lyrics at those moments.)


On top of the theory stuff, you can also make the connection between Selena Gomez and Bach (along with many other Baroque and Classical composers), for whom this sort of extended progression was more stock-in-trade. You can play the historical music and they will grasp how, from a harmonic perspective, it has been put together.


Watch it here



Pentatonic Music

Watch it here



Bobby Mozart - A little night Bobby

J.S. Bach - Crab Canon

Will we ever run out of music

Why Music Education

Yo Yo Ma plays Bach

Compose Music

Life Without Music?

Critical Thinking

Positive Impact of Sad Music

Transforming noise into music

What made Bach great? | Bach inspired music

Is Everything A Remix? How About Classical?



All 12 notes


Pink Floyd Visualized

More on Cymascope Research

Left and Right Brain

Smile or Die

Writing Music from here

Arts and Grades




Theory 01 Fun

Theory fun 2









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