https://youtu.be/5WGc4GheNRo This is a fun, (well, fun for a specific kind of person), exercise which will help familiarise you with chords and scales and how some of the more complex chords can be constructed. Essentially we're adding a Common Tone to a sequence of chords and seeing how that note affects each chord.
Quick tip for songwriters and composers, especially ones wanting to create memorable, popular music. The idea is that trying to re-create your song using memory alone will highlight the elements that are most memorable and allow you to reconsider the use of any parts you didn't remember.
Let's clear something up before watching the video. There's been some confusion in the video comments which, I think, stems from the fact that there's 2 things often referred to as "Neck Positions", but only one of these is relevant here. The first is Scale Position - the note of the scale you begin on, ("starting on the … Continue reading Neck Positions Are Dumb, Discuss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8-v2sBetI If you repeat a "bad" musical idea enough, it begins to sound right. This can be a fun and unique music-making tool - you just have to believe it'll sound OK!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4lOYESPdG4 Musical terms defined, including Interval, The Modes, Orchestra, Inversion, Lyrical, Cadence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHeKYKZWU8 Today I'd like to introduce you to my favourite chord of all time. Behold: In my mind this chord could actually be any one of 3, depending on which note you decide to be the root: If the deepest pitch is the root then the middle note is it’s 5th, and the higher … Continue reading My Favourite Chord: Stacked 5ths
Now, I'm not saying you should rip-off other's music in this way, only that you could. I'm just going to assume you need this video because you innocently and accidentally copied someone else's work - this is the internet, no judgements here.
At any time, in any key, you can actually play any note. This can be a little confusing at first, but ultimately is an easy way to add character to your improvisations, and create much more interesting melodies. Below is what you might call a scale diagram - if it wasn't for the fact that we're … Continue reading Outside Notes: You Can Play Any Note!
In this video is all the basic theory you'll need to understand why chords work and sound as they do. I'm focusing on guitar, but the theory remains the same for all instruments. Learn and enjoy.