Show me how music works.
September 24, 2012 8:34 PM Subscribe
Show me blogs, books, and podcasts that analyze songs and break them down using music theory.
posted by svolix to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
I got myself a guitar teacher a couple months ago. There are a lot of good things about having a music teacher, but one of my favorite activities to do with him is to take one of my favorite songs and break it down. In addition to revealing how the song works in terms of music theory, he can tell me about the conventions that the songwriter is following, the rules they're breaking, and the historical context around the song that justifies the artist's decisions.
I'd like more of this. Can you point me toward blogs, books, podcasts, or other media that deconstructs songs on a case-by-case basis in this way?