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Super Learning

Super Learning Many years ago I read the book “Super-Learning”. One of the chapters talks about the effect of music on the brain and physiology and how it can help with learning. Turns out that when you listen to the Largo parts of baroque compositions, which are usually around 60bpm, that your heart rate slows
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Triads in Harmonic Minor

Triads in Harmonic Minor Scale This is a continuation of the harmonic minor scale blog The Harmonic Minor Scale We covered the harmonic minor scale in the key of C harmonic minor. Let’s cover the triads in the key of A harmonic minor this week. Learning what the chords are in different scales, is a
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The Harmonic Minor Scale

The Harmonic Minor Scale The harmonic minor scale is a really fun scale, used in classical music, jazz and neo-classical shred metal. You get a harmonic minor scale when you raise the 7th in an Aeolian scale. As such, this scale has an augmented 2nd interval between the b6 abd 7th note. The scale has
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Some of My Favorite Songs.

Some of My Favorite Songs I get asked often what kind of music I listen to. Ironically, because I teach and play music full-time, that is keeping me so busy that I hardly ever have any time to listen to music. All that being said, I have a number of songs I have listened to
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Jimi Hendrix Style Chordal Embellishments.

Jimi Hendrix Chordal Rhythm Guitar Style I occasionally get students who would like to learn rhythm guitar techniques of Jimi Hendrix. Jimi had a very pianistic approach to rhythm guitar, which found it’s origin in RnB. He just pushed it further to an entirely new level and made it his own. Here’s a ton of
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