Learning Popular Chord Progressions
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Learning Popular Chord Progressions

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

Music Theory: Advanced Chords – Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh, Sus Chords
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Music Theory: Advanced Chords – Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh, Sus Chords

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

Music Theory: Diminished/Augmented Triads and Seventh Chords
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Music Theory: Diminished/Augmented Triads and Seventh Chords

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