Harmony/Chords

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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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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Creative Minor Pentatonic Scale Chord Progressions

Creative Minor Pentatonic Scale Chord Progressions. Guitar players love the pentatonic scale. Many rhythm guitar players, in jam sessions with another guitar player who primarily uses the minor pentatonic scale, tend to only play the chords of that minor scale. As an example: The soloing guitarist is improvising with the A minor pentatonic scale: meanwhile,
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Teacher Miscommunications & Misconceptions About “Tonicization”

Email to a Student About “Tonicization” This was written after a lesson with a student of mine, who also takes music classes at his college. In one of those classes, his teacher had apparently been talking a lot about “tonicizing”. This somehow led to that student, to think more of this term than it is.
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Chord Formulas

Chord Formulas Chord structures are represented by what we call “chord formulas”. A chord formula is a combination of numbers, each number representing an intervallic relationship to the root of the chord, which is represented by the number 1. The root of a chord, is the note that gives the chord it’s name. It’s the
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