A few guitar chords that are simple enough for beginners as well as three chords small children will find easy to play. Some fun variations on video show certain chords to enhance your playing as well
How to write the most common Classical chord progression, with audio/video examples and easy-to-understand explanations. The concepts of a "lead sheet," of chordal "voices," of "spacing" and "doubling," of the "leading tone" and of "relative motion" are all explained. It's a simple--but not...
The Circle of Fifths is one of the most appealing tools to use in teaching and learning music theory. It shows the order of sharps and flats; the primary and secondary chords within each key; relative major and minor keys; and the number of sharps or flats in the key signature of any major or...
This article contains some basic musical terms and explanations. Understanding these words will be valuable in this course (and in the rest of your life!) as you learn more about how to talk about music to others, using specific terms that are...
This article explains the choice of chords used in minor key music formed by combining notes of the various forms of the minor scale. It also lists borrowed chords commonly found in music composed in minor keys.
Musical terms and what they mean not only tell the musician how to interpret the music, but helps the listener as well. We can all benefit from increasing our musical vocabulary.
This collection of visual mnemonics will help a budding musician remember the order of sharps and flats or even how to read the music notes. It may even assist you in learning how to tune your guitar.
Did you know that music can affect everything you do throughout your average day? Or that music can affect the healing process? How about the way you shop or how long you shop for? Lets explore how!
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.
In Part 2 of this guide on how to learn to read music, we will examine key signatures, rests (silences in music), musical notation that tell you how to play the music (loudly, softly etc) and repeats