This is a topic that can seem a little overwhelming to many musicians, including those that even play transposed instruments! The good news is that like most music theory, it’s not as hard as it initially appears. The bad news is that if you play a transposing instrument you are the one that will have … Read more
As we were studying intervals you may have noticed a lot of song examples for each particular ascending or descending step quantities. After the intervals, we started stacking notes on top of each other to get chords. Once again, we realized there are only so many ways to stack these notes before we start repeating … Read more
Advance Music Theory Chords If you think back on what you have learned about chords from lesson 1 and lesson 2, so far everything is about the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th degree of the scale. We study these first because they are the most pleasing to the ear, and therefore most of the chords … Read more
We last left off with major and minor triads, where the third was the deciding factor for the final chord. In both cases the root and the fifth remain the same. When we raise or lower the fifth, we get into augmented and diminished triads. Recall a major chord Is a stacked third, first a major … Read more
If you want to get a solid grasp of chord theory, you have to start from the beginning. A great starting point is with the Introduction to Chords. Chords are built on specific spaces or intervals in a musical scale. In Western music the smallest interval is the semitone, that is the same as one … Read more
Although it takes time and effort, getting some solid skills on your instrument of choice is pretty satisfying. After a few years of constant practice and getting a solid repertoire, or even writing your very own music, you’re finally ready to share your skills with the rest of the world. It’s finally time to get … Read more
When the first digital piano released to the public, they were heavy, expensive and lacked the realistic sound of an acoustic piano.
However, over the years digital pianos have evolved and reached a middle-ground between portability, quality, and price. Some even rivaling the sound of $10,000 grand pianos, at a fraction of the price.