What are some great music theory blogs?
June 21, 2016 5:04 PM   Subscribe

I'm getting deep into music theory and I'd like to update my RSS feed accordingly. So what are some great blogs that post things like discussions of music theory books, musicological analysis of popular music, music theory related trivia, etc? How can I be more of a nerd in this way?
posted by everythingyoudoisaballoon to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
this isn't a blog, but a collection of writings, but it might fit the bill anyway.
posted by andrewcooke at 5:27 PM on June 21, 2016

If you're interested in podcasts, Pop Unmuted does some really interesting analysis of pop music. My favorite episode of the last few months is this one on one-note melodies.
posted by bcwinters at 5:48 PM on June 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

You probably already know about Alex Ross's The Rest is Noise?
posted by flug at 5:53 PM on June 21, 2016

Not quite so rigorous as that, but Song Exploder consists of relatively popular musicians talking about how they constructed their songs. Some get more into music theory, some focus on the meaning behind the lyrics, some are a little more vapid. It's usually entertaining.
posted by taltalim at 8:50 PM on June 23, 2016

Ethan Iverson (pianist from The Bad Plus) has a pretty fascinating blog that bounces around from jazz to classical to pop from a music theory/history perspective.
posted by speicus at 6:20 PM on June 24, 2016

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