Learn to identify chords types by listening to, and recognising, the unique quality of sound that each type of chord has regardless of pitch.
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.
Chords with "tensions" often confuse because of the their similarities with extended chords--ninths, elevenths and thirteenths. But "sus" and "add" chords add a lot of variety to contemporary harmony. Learn the basics of extended chords by reading--and listening to--this Hub!
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
Part-writing in minor keys, the sixth in a series of Hubs on the skill of part-writing, looks at issues and common voice-leading patterns in writing root-position tonic, dominant, subdominant, and supertonic triads in minor keys. Each example is given as a video, so that it can be heard as well as...
You may be surprised to learn that music is born from 4 basic elements. Enjoy music more than ever as you learn what these elements are.
A guide on constructing pleasing chords for accompanying church special songs is what I have been needing for many years. Most guitar enthusiasts resign from playing when faced with chord names such as “Am7(b5)/G”, “C2(#4)”, “Bb9(13)” 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...
The first of Doc's series on part-writing seventh chords: clear explanations and interactive exercises to help you master the essential skill of part-writing the dominant seventh chord.
Musical rhythm is far more interesting, complex, and enriching than just the four basic notes (whole, dotted half, half, and quarter) can easily represent.