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Rock & Pop Critiques For Geeks


“I have no idea what aeolian cadences are........they sound like exotic birds”    John Lennon

 

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Aeolian cadence

Aeolian mode

Aeolian harmony

Aeolian Rock Ascent

Aeolian Rock Ascent (in major)

Aeolian Rock Descent

Aeolian Rock Descent (in major)

Altered Dominant chord

Andalucian cadence

Appoggiatura/’Leaning Note’

Arpeggio

Atonal

Augmented ascent

Augmented (fifth) chord

Augmented ninth (#9) chord

Augmented second interval

Glossary: a selected A-Z of techie terms in pop & rock

Click on the letter below for the basic definitions of the main technical terms found on this site, along with audio clips providing an instant reference to classic examples. Some of the write-ups are summaries of fuller discussions elsewhere, while others are intended as their own self-contained lesson on songwriting appreciation. Sorry for starting with the most contentious term of all - but we might as well go in alphabetical order!

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Bar

Backbeat

Beat

Bent note

Blues

Boogie Woogie bass

Bridge

Byzantine scale

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Cadence

Call And Response

Chord/Powerchord

Chromatic scale

Chromatic move

Closed progression

Coda

Cole Porter’s Major/Minor Move

Compound metre

Countermelody

Counterpoint

Crescendo

Cycle Of Fifths