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posted a comment on Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers. 19 days ago
The Carpet Crawlers consists of three sections and generally follows the Ionian mode with some deviations in the intro and choruses:
https://musictales.club/article/carpet-crawlers-two-major-modes-genesis-last-studio-recording
posted a comment on The Doors - Break On Through. 19 days ago
Technically, Break On Through can be attributed to both the Dorian and Aeolian modes as they are accompanied by a simple riff composed of the tonic and subtonic chords:
https://musictales.club/article/dorian-mode-doors-songs
posted a comment on The Doors - The Best Of The Doors. 19 days ago
The Spy is the only the Doors song composed entirely in the Dorian mode without any deviation:
https://musictales.club/article/dorian-mode-doors-songs
posted a comment on Carole King. 19 days ago
Smackwater Jack is a 1971 song released by Carole King, the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century who has written or co-written over a hundred pop hits featured on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was recorded for her breakthrough... See full review
posted a comment on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. about 1 month ago
Alla Turca, also known as the Turkish Rondo or Turkish March, is undoubtedly Mozart's most famous piano composition. Written around 1783, the piece follows the musical form of rondo and completes his Piano Sonata No. 11. In a way, this is Mozart's... See full review
posted a comment on Strawbs. about 1 month ago
Their famous "Hero and Heroine" was rarely played on the radio due to the clear allusion to drug addiction in the lyrics, although many reviewers tend to interpret it as a reference to the ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander.

Indeed, the lyrics of... See full review
posted a comment on Neil Diamond. about 1 month ago
According to Neil Diamond, his famous "Longfellow Serenade" was inspired by a romantic episode from his youth when he used one of Longfellow's poems to seduce an older woman. The work in question was likely a poem titled Serenade from Longfellow's... See full review
posted a comment on Kadri Gopalnath. about 1 month ago
Kadri Gopalnath was a distinguished South Indian musician who introduced the saxophone into the classical repertoire and drew the world's jazz audience to Carnatic melodic style by performing at European and American festivals. He also enjoyed... See full review
posted a comment on Ludovico Einaudi. about 1 month ago
The defiantly simple musical form of his best-known "Nuvole Blanche" (literally meaning White Clouds) allowed the tune to attract a wider audience, in part due to its frequent appearance on a number of relaxation playlists. At the same time, the... See full review
posted a comment on Jeanette (6). about 1 month ago
Her best-known track "Porque Te Vas" is a fairly typical example of the rational use of classical tonal theory in a pop song, combining the Aeolian mode with harmonic minor... See full review
posted a comment on Muse - Butterflies & Hurricanes. about 1 month ago
The song title purportedly refers to the butterfly effect, a term borrowed from the mathematical chaos theory to popularly explain how even the smallest changes in a nonlinear system can cause large-scale events over time. Although the example of a... See full review
posted a comment on Celia Cruz. about 1 month ago
Her famous "Quimbara" was written by the then little-known Puerto Rican songwriter Junior Cepeda. It remains to be his best-known song out of the dozen tunes he'd written before his tragic death at the age of... See full review
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot. about 1 month ago
A curious example of the Dorian mode is seen in Trampled Under Foot:
https://musictales.club/article/dorian-mode-led-zeppelin-songs
posted a comment on The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye. about 1 month ago
Hello, Goodbye is a perfect example of Dorian mode chord progressions:
https://musictales.club/article/beatles-songs-dorian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - All My Loving / Don't Bother Me. about 1 month ago
Changing diatonic modes within a single composition is a popular technique used to contrast song sections. This approach is seen in Don’t Bother Me where the choruses are performed with the chord progressions in Aeolian mode while the verses are... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - Don't Bother Me. about 1 month ago
Changing diatonic modes within a single composition is a popular technique used to contrast song sections. This approach is seen in Don’t Bother Me where the choruses are performed with the chord progressions in Aeolian mode while the verses are... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - And I Love Her. about 1 month ago
And I Love Her is a perfect example of Dorian mode progressions:
https://musictales.club/article/beatles-songs-dorian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - And I Love Her / If I Fell. about 1 month ago
And I Love Her is a perfect example of Dorian mode progressions:
https://musictales.club/article/beatles-songs-dorian-mode
posted a comment on Maná. about 1 month ago
they are quite adept songwriters, applying tonal theory extensively in their songs. these articles contain a harmonic analysis of their two... See full review
posted a comment on Jim Stafford. 2 months ago
His Wildwood Weed entered the major US and Canadian charts, peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 while at the same time being banned from many radio stations.

The reason for the ban was its clear allusions to the growing of marijuana... See full review
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin - No Quarter. 2 months ago
Compositionally, No Quarter follows tonal theory and reveals a curious combination of two minor modal modes—Phrygian and Dorian:
https://musictales.club/article/no-quarter-two-minor-modal-modes-led-zeppelins-psychedelic-track
posted a comment on Debussy* / Weissenberg* - Suite Bergamasque - Children's Corner - Estampes - La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin - La Plus Que Lente - Etude Pour Les Arpèges. 2 months ago
La fille aux cheveux de lin or The Girl with the Flaxen Hair is the best-known piano prelude by the French impressionist Claude Debussy first published as part of his First book of Préludes consisting of 12 short pieces. The charming and catchy melody... See full review
posted a comment on Carlos Vives. 2 months ago
The highly emotional story of La Gota Fría (literally meaning The Cold Drop) describes the real musical competition between Emiliano Zuleta and Lorenzo Morales—two of the greatest vallenato accordionists of the last century.

In 1994, La Gota Fría... See full review
posted a comment on ABBA - Hasta Mañana. 2 months ago
Hasta Mañana is credited to the ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus as well as their manager Stig Anderson who scribbled the final version of the lyrics. It is reported that a draft recording was handed over to Stig to compose the lyrics... See full review
posted a comment on The Doors. 2 months ago
Of all the modal modes, Mixolydian is especially popular among rock musicians for its ability to generate a special major mood through its harmonic structure. The first appearance of the Mixolydian mode in The Doors' output occurs in 'The End' that... See full review
posted a comment on Johann Pachelbel. 2 months ago
Pachelbel's Canon, also known as Canon and Gigue in D, is the best-known piece by German composer Johann Pachelbel which he most likely composed for the wedding ceremony of Johann Christoph Bach. Written in the middle of the Baroque era, the piece was... See full review
posted a comment on Scorpions - No One Like You. 3 months ago
No One Like You composed in Aeolian mode contains the major dominant triad originates in the harmonic minor scale:
https://musictales.club/article/6-songs-combining-harmonic-minor-and-aeolian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - Girl. 3 months ago
A great example of the use of both minor and major dominant fifth-degree chords is seen in The Beatles' Girl:
https://musictales.club/article/6-songs-combining-harmonic-minor-and-aeolian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane. 3 months ago
The different sections of I'm Only Sleeping contain both the major dominant chord (appropriated from the harmonic minor mode) and the minor dominant triad of Aeolian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/6-songs-combining-harmonic-minor-and-aeolian-mode
posted a comment on The Doors - Live At The Hollywood Bowl. 3 months ago
Spanish Caravan showcases chord progressions mixing Aeolian and harmonic minor scales:
https://musictales.club/article/6-songs-combining-harmonic-minor-and-aeolian-mode
posted a comment on The Doors - People Are Strange. 3 months ago
People Are Strange shows a classic example of introducing the major dominant chord into the Aeolian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/6-songs-combining-harmonic-minor-and-aeolian-mode
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er. 3 months ago
Stylistically, the arrangement of D'yer Mak'er clearly gravitates towards the reggae genre, and the title of the song is associated with the word "Jamaica" pronounced with an English accent. In a 2005 interview, Robert Plant also noted that the song... See full review
posted a comment on Ozuna. 3 months ago
The main reason for the phenomenal popularity of Ozuna is to be found in the compositional technique of his songs, the vast majority of which fully comply with the canons of classical theory and are written in two minor modes: Aeolian and... See full review
posted a comment on Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded. 3 months ago
Compositionally, No Quarter follows tonal theory and reveals a curious combination of two minor modal modes—Phrygian and Dorian
https://musictales.club/article/no-quarter-two-minor-modal-modes-led-zeppelins-psychedelic-track
posted a comment on The Beatles - Yesterday / Act Naturally. 3 months ago
Act Naturally shows a rare example of the Lydian mode in the Beatles songs:
https://musictales.club/article/beatles-songs-featuring-lydian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night c/w Things We Said Today. 3 months ago
Of all the songs the band wrote for their thirteen studio albums, Things We Said Today shows the only example of the Phrygian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/things-we-said-today-only-beatles-song-featuring-phrygian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - Revolver. 3 months ago
I Want To Tell You composed in A Lydian mode features a curious example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - Please Please Me. 3 months ago
Ask Me Why written in the key of E major features a curious example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - With The Beatles. 3 months ago
All I've Got To Do composed in E Ionian features a curious example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - Let It Be. 3 months ago
Across The Universe written in A♭ Ionian features a curious example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night. 3 months ago
Any Time At All composed in D Ionian features a curious example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - Nowhere Man. 3 months ago
The Beatles' Nowhere Man written in E Ionian showcases a curious example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - Nowhere Man / What Goes On. 3 months ago
What Goes On composed in E Ionian features a classical example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends / When I'm Sixty-Four / Lovely Rita / Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. 3 months ago
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds features a classical example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There / Misery. 3 months ago
I Saw Her Standing There shares a classical example of the harmonic major scale
https://musictales.club/article/9-beatles-songs-combine-harmonic-major-ionian-mode
posted a comment on Various - Barry Lyndon (Music From The Academy Award Winning Soundtrack). 8 months ago
Known as Handel's Sarabande, the fourth movement of his Keyboard Suite is now an immensely popular piece thanks to its use as a leitmotif in Barry Lyndon, the 1975 period drama directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. Trying to emulate the... See full review
posted a comment on M.S. Subbulakshmi. 8 months ago
Perhaps the most appreciated recording of Vishnu Sahasranamam, with lyrics containing 1,000 names of Vishnu, is the version sung by M. S. Subbulakshmi—an iconic female vocalist of the Carnatic tradition who became the first-ever musician to be awarded... See full review
posted a comment on Moises Simons. 8 months ago
His El Manisero currently is associated with the first breakthrough of Caribbean music on the European and American pop scenes. According to one version, the El Manisero lyrics were inspired by the fervent cries of a street peanut vendor that Moisés... See full review
posted a comment on Louis Jordan. 8 months ago
the first mention of the term 'rock and roll' is related to his 'Caldonia' song and appeared in Billboard magazine as a description of Erskine Hawkins' version recorded in 1945:
https://musictales.club/article/caldonia-song-spawned-term-rock-and-roll
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin. 8 months ago
Misty Mountain Hop has become notorious for its subtext in connection to the movement to legalize cannabis:
https://musictales.club/article/misty-mountain-hop-led-zeppelins-contribution-pot-legalization