music and language

Universal Melodies in Speech(and Guitar Solos!)

It may seem kind of abstract but this is an excellent example of how Tonal Gravity is universal, even babies, cats and dogs understand what we are saying from the tone of our voice. When Improvising, many Blues players use a question and answer or call and response approach. Think about how the Chords, Riffs, Scales and Chord progressions that you play, make you feel. Try humming any melody or riff you are learning!


Did you ever wonder why your recorded voice sounds different? It’s because when you talk or sing, a large part of what you are hearing, is within your body. The sound is not traveling through the air, it’s resonating through the skull. There are two ways you hear sounds; air conducted and bone conducted.

Here’s an article in Scientific American