Diagrams and easy to follow text that will help musicians learn to read music whether as a singer or instrumentalist.
Learn how notes are named in music after the first seven letters of the alphabet plus sharp and flat notes.
Learn to identify chords and chord progressions in key-based music by ear. Each chord has a special ;tonal' relationship with the key of the music that can be recognised by listening to their distinctive character. This...
Musicians and music teachers occasionally need to include music symbols in written material that is prepared in a computer's word processing program. Watch out for frustration when the symbols are hard to find! But...
Most people who take music lessons of some kind learn some quick and easy tips for reading the music, especially for naming the letter or pitch names that correspond to each line and each space of the music staff.
A complete analysis of the often-misunderstood combination scale for guitar. In-depth theory explanations, video examples, high quality, accurate transcriptions, plus practical applications to get you playing!
Chords are a musical basic--but what are they, really? Here's a beginner's guide, with written and audio examples.
Guitarists need to understand Equal Temperament, or at least the basis of it. Why? Because their instrument is fretted for Equal Temperament and the strings have to be tuned accordingly.
Part-writing second-inversion triads is paradoxically both easier and more 'dangerous' than root-position or first-inversion triads. Find out why here--and learn to navigate the tricks and traps with video examples and...
A clear and concise explanation of modes in music. It covers their origin and uses from medieval times to their present day re-emergence in pop and rock music
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