A Thing or Two About a Tune or Two: Four Chords and a Dream

Illustration by Mark Stamaty

Illustration by Mark Stamaty








Is classical music dying?

Is there a way to attract a new and younger audience to the classical genre? Why don’t the complex and rocking tunes of Bach, Beethoven, and Bartok resonate with fans of Britney, Beyoncé, and the Biebs? Perhaps it’s because they don’t follow the 4 chords rule. Are you unfamiliar? Prepare to be schooled. Four chords: it’s all you need to make a hit.

The Australian trio Axis of Awesome breaks it down for us. Enjoy!

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