44. How Beyoncé to The Beatles Modulate Your Emotions
Certain pop songs have that moment, when everything seems to change but still remain the same, when the drama gets ratcheted up, when the tension increases and our emotions take an elevator ride to the heavens. From Beyoncé to Johnny Cash, savvy pop songwriters know a well-placed harmonic modulation can leave listeners reeling. But what is this mysterious musical trick, and how does it work? Tune in and let us take you higher, and higher, and higher, as we explore the wild world of modulation.
One Direction - Night Changes
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Backstreet Boys - I Want it That Way
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off my Feet
Beyonce - Love On Top
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Mozart - Queen of the Night Aria
Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
The Beatles - Penny Lane
Johnny Cash - Walk the Line
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