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

Music Theory: Introduction to Chords –  Lesson 1
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Music Theory: Introduction to Chords – Lesson 1

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

10 Techniques That Will Improve Your Guitar Skills
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10 Techniques That Will Improve Your Guitar Skills

How to Improve your Guitar Skills Once you get into the world of guitar, you’re hooked for life. You’ll be spending years practicing, learning new songs, buying and tweaking gear, and maybe even writing your own music. Of course, everyone has different ambitions – some plan on becoming professionals, others only want to jam at … Read more

Classic Rock vs Modern Rock: What’s the Difference?
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Classic Rock vs Modern Rock: What’s the Difference?

Classic Rock vs. Modern Rock: The Debate of a Lifetime Looking at the history of the 20th century, music played a huge role in different cultural evolution all over the world. After World War 2, western countries began spreading their cultural influence around the globe. But technological advancement of the era brought more than the … Read more

Yoko Shimomura (下村陽子)- Legendary Composers
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Yoko Shimomura (下村陽子)- Legendary Composers

There are many genres of music; rock, pop, gospel etc. And while some genres are more popular than others, there is one genre that is often overlooked: video game music. Video game music has progressed at a rapid speed in the past 40 years. From 8-bit audio to full orchestrated assembles, video game music has … Read more