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Simple Chords – Triads

Rounding up our current music theory section today we are going to look at those basic building blocks of almost all music; simple 3 note chords called Triads (nothing to do with Hong-Kong in this case). A triad is constructed by taking any note (called the root note) and...

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Key Signatures

Continuing from last time, let’s finish up key signatures. To summarise what we have discussed before, C Major and A minor (in its natural form) scales contain no black notes. In order to build major and minor scales starting from any other note, it is necessary to alter one or more notes. For...

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Major Keys

This week I’m returning to our series on music theory. You can find earlier parts of the series by following these links: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 Today I want to look some more at major keys. We mentioned them before, in part 3 and if...

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Music Theory – part 3

Intervals The interval between two notes is their distance apart as tabulated below: Same octave (less than 8 notes apart One octave (8 notes) above C – C (same note) unison C – C’ octave C – D 2nd C – D’ 9th C – E 3rd C – E’ 10th...

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Music Theory – part 2

Welcome back to our music theory introduction. Notebooks at the ready? Then we’ll begin. 😉 Enharmonics – notes at the same pitch with a different name As you can see on the keyboard/fret board below some notes have 2 different names. C# = Db D# = Eb F# = Gb...

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Theoretically Speaking – Music Theory – part 1

Ok. So today’s post (and the next) might be a little like being back at school (settle down at the back). We’re going to look at some music theory. Don’t get scared; I’ll be gentle.  I’m starting pretty much at the beginning here so feel free to skip ahead...

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