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The Shape of Music | Wrap Up

Written by Mete Bakircioglu Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. Here we are at the final episode of this series! We ran the whole marathon and now we’re here to walk a mile […]

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The Shape of Music | The Circle of Fifths Part 2

Written by Mete Bakircioglu; Edited by Jackson Poling This is the second section of a two-part lesson where we dissect and analyze the circle of fifths, the treasure map to music theory. In the first half, we started learning about how this diagram maps out the relationships among the 12 unique tones of Western music. […]

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The Shape of Music | The Circle of Fifths Part 1

Written by Mete Bakircioglu; Edited by Jackson Poling Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. So far, we’ve learned about rhythm (the heartbeat of music) and melody (the “meat and potatoes” of music). We […]

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The Shape of Music | Color

Written by Mete Bakircioglu Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. So far, we’ve learned about rhythm (the heartbeat of music) and melody (the “meat and potatoes” of music), and the musical alphabet which […]

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The Shape of Music | Keyboard

Written by Mete  Bakircioglu  Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. So far, we’ve learned about rhythm (the heartbeat of music) and melody (the “meat and potatoes” of music). Now that we’ve got the […]

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The Shape of Music | Melody

Written by Mete Bakircioglu Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music. I’ll explain how music works and what makes it sound so good. Last episode we studied rhythm: the heartbeat of music. Follow along as we learn about melody, the tune that gets […]

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The Shape of Music | Rhythm

This article was written by Mete Bakircioglu and edited by Sarah Zwinklis Welcome to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we go through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. Music is an art form that we’re all familiar with to a certain degree. It’s the sounds […]

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