Learn about how the card Strength is represented musically with my Classical Guitar composition from Tarot Cards.

Representing the Tarot Card Strength with Music

Tarot Cards is a musical depiction of the Tarot through the Classical Guitar. In this piece, the Strength is represented musically with a driving, forceful theme.

The piece is short, only a minute and a half long. The music begins in the lower strings of the guitar before progressing through all the registers of the instrument.

What Does Strength Represent? A Driving, Forceful Theme Shows You The Force

A driving musical figure composed of three closely spaced notes commences the piece. You will recall the arrival of the female figure representing the force.

The music then quiets a little bit as the theme is introduced. This reminds us that the show of strength isn't just a brute show of force.

The quiet force of inner strength and fortitude is present in all of us.

Our inner strengh is the idea that if you have courage, strength, and self-control you can overcome any obstacle.

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The Main Theme: Strength Isn't Mere Mastery

Perhaps surprisingly, the main theme of this musical piece isn't a dramatic military march but a flowing, syncopated theme alternating between the treble and the bass.

However, there is an organic force that has been overlooked by our society for too long. And this is what I wanted to represent in Tarot Cards.

We possess in all of us a quieter, more forceful strength that carries us through difficult times. This is what represents the music just after the driving riff heard at the beginning of the piece.

The Tarot Card Strength Goes Beyond Conventional Wisdom

This flowing line goes against the conventional understanding of strength but better represents the pictoral image of the Strength Tarot Card.

The conventional understanding of strength is that it conveys the idea of mastery over something. This can be physical strength, intellectual strength, or emotional fortitude.

Next, the main theme is heard in the higher register and finishes with some triumphant chords


The main theme is written in the Lydian mode which is a mode slightly brighter but somehow more dark or modal than the major scale.

The piece draws to a close with the sounding of some triumphant chords and the driving force theme heard once again.

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