Teaching electric guitar techniques to a beginner today who asked to learn about Harmonics and their functions.
Lots of pop songs are in a certain key take a look at how it works.
A lot to take in at first I’m sure, I reckon what ever music you’ve listened to connects with this:
I can help you get you’re head around it.
Try these out:
- The note that is a perfect fifth higher than F
- The number of half steps in a perfect Fifth
- The note that is a fourth higher than F.
- It would be “madness”, but if there were a key with 9 sharps, what o’clock would it be?
- At what o’clock is the key with 4 flats?
- What o’clock represents a fifth up from D flat?
- If a key has sharps, what is the first sharp?
- In the key of B major, what is the last sharp you have added?
- What is the first flat that appears in a key with flats?
- What is the seventh sharp that is added in a key with 7 sharps?
- There are 4 flats. What key is it?
- There are 4 flats. What is the last flat?
- At what o’clock is the relative minor key for G major?
- What is the relative major key for the key of A minor?
- A minor key has the same number of sharps or flats as its relative major key. What minor key has only 1 sharp?
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A way of softening minor chords, very common in pop music.
These three boxes are for the more experienced player who is comfortable with half barre (partial chords) and full barre chords.
Source: Minor 7
Source: scales and modes
Imbedded in music, but how?
Get you’re head around the Major Scale first to unlock the mysteries. You could even pass some grades with practice.
Source: The Dorian mode
Mode number two goes: D E F G A B C D and sounds different to the C major scale: C D E F G A B C.
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