https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosUcq1zls4 Pun intended. Intervals are a massively important but often overlooked aspect of music theory, especially for guitar. Knowing what interval you're playing and what impact that has on your listener will make you a powerful composer and improviser.
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.
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.
In Jazz we like to say that each chord plays a particular role within a scale. The job of the I chord is pretty clear - it’s what we want to hear the most, no matter what comes before it we need this to feel satisfied at the end of a piece. The V, (or … Continue reading Standard Chord Progressions 2 – The II V I
Remember back when your teacher, (possibly me), told you that the deepest pitch in a chord should be its root note? Yeah, that was a lie. Sorry. It’s a good general rule though, because we like to hear root notes in the bass of a chord. Using other notes … Continue reading Chord Inversions 1 – Intro
A Suspended Chord is one in which all 3rds are replaced with either 2nds or 4ths. Losing the 3rd can make a chord sound very vague or open, but the addition of the 2nd or 4th will certainly make up for that loss of character. Despite losing a note from our Maj or Min … Continue reading Sus Chords