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Posted by: guypople, on Jun 07,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: Music Theory has always been a hard sell. There is a widespread perception that knowledge somehow interferes with our free expression, encourages gratuitous excess and seeks to undermine the sacred link we are forging between our ears and fingers.
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Posted by: jeulin, on Jun 06,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: Tired of playing always the same patterns on the same scales in your improvisations? This lesson relates an experiment using modes in order to renew those good old pentatonic scales and give them unusual colors
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Posted by: guypople, on Jun 05,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: In the first installment of CAGED Arpeggios I developed the arpeggio forms of the CAGED chord- system shapes. This time the individual shapes will be put to work in replicating chord progressions.
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Posted by: guypople, on Apr 25,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: Harmonic Alchemy reference spreadsheet.
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Posted by: guypople, on Apr 25,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: The augmented chord is part major, part weirdness. When I first stumbled upon it in the recesses of an old chord book I thought there was a printing error because let's face it, they sound odd.
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Posted by: guypople, on Apr 25,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: Here is a great way of acquiring some useful improvisational tools, improving your techniques, sharpening your position shifting, discovering new chord shapes and learning some notes around the board.
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Posted by: guypople, on Apr 14,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: I introduced one of the Diminished family, the dim 7th chord, in part 1 of the Harmonic Alchemy series, "Mining for Precious Chords", and elucidated its role as a svelte non-diatonic 'chord substitution'. In this article I will take a much closer look at the 'diminished' sound and its theoretical sources.
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Posted by: jeanpierrezammit, on Apr 07,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: As a lover of the legato sound I always tried to adapt every new thing I learned so that it would fit my way of playing and technique. One of these were the arpeggios.
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Posted by: guypople, on Apr 06,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: Every piece of music starts in a key. Understanding how a key can be made to reveal its chordal treasure is invaluable knowledge from the perspective of composition, improvisation and harmonic analysis.
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Posted by: jeanpierrezammit, on Apr 04,2010, in category Music Theory
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Abstract: I trust you have a good idea what an octave is. But if not it's just a note repeated 8 notes higher or lower when moving in a scale or 12 notes higher or lower when moving chromatically.
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