Tone Insight

Harmony and Melody

Musical notes may sound one after the other or at the same time. 

Ornaments (Embellishments)

Embellishment is to beautify something by additions. In music, ornaments or embellishments are additional notes that are not essential to carry the line of the melody or harmony, but instead, serve to decorate...

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What is music theory? What are the key concepts in music theory? Here you will learn all knowledge and skills necessary to read and write Western music, as well as to understand and analyze music.

Rests and rest values

Rests and Rest Values

We compose music by arranging sounds and silences. While notes represent musical sounds, rests represent silences. A rest is an interval of silence in a piece of music. Just like notes, rests have values to indicate the...

Musical Notes and Note Values

Musical Notes and Note Values

Shape of Musical Notes There are three components of musical note symbols: Note head, stem, and flag. Shape of a musical note Note head The note head is the round part of every note. Every note has it. Stem The stem is...



Rhythm is one of the most important elements of music. The name itself comes from Greek word rhythmos (derived from rhein, meaning “to flow”). Rhythm, in the broad sense, is a relationship of durations...

Gökhan Damgacı

Gökhan Damgacı is a pianist, composer, field recordist, sound designer, and author of sound and music-related books. All his life revolves around nature, art, books, and of course coffee. In his opinion, knowledge grows when shared. It is why, in his spare time, he likes to share what he learns and knows with others.

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