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...
Guitar chords - barre shapes and related chords, with music theory.
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!
An introduction to the Mixolydian mode and its uses in various types of music.
Diagrams and easy to follow text that will help musicians learn to read music whether as a singer or instrumentalist.
This is a music theory based hub that explains how to build major, minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales. These scales have been the building blocks to Western music for over 400 years, and are still an important part of creating music today.
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...
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
Part-writing is an essential discipline in really mastering traditional music theory, and triads in inversion add great nuance and musical flexibility to the harmonic palette. This Hub examines usage of triads built on 3rd, 6th, and 7th scale degrees, helping you build skill with video examples...
An audio-visual introduction to chord inversions. Learn how inverting chords changes their character and hear some situations where inverted chords are used in chord progressions.