My Formative Years

Teen years are important time. I was living in Brazil, attending a Japanese-speaking school and I got exposed to rock music in English, probably around 14-years old. I was always good at music, but until then I thought nothing of it. My mother made me take piano lessons starting at …

Tuneful vs. Untuneful Melodies

There are two different kinds of melodies. ┬áTuneful ones and untuneful ones. Now what is a “tuneful” melody? Definition It’s one where if you play that melody instrumentally, it still holds listeners’ attention. That sounds obvious if you’re talking instrumental music, but in songs with words, that’s not always a …