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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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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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Modal vs. Tonal Music

The Differences Between Modal and Tonal. Tonal music Is based on development of a melodic idea. The music is meant to tell a story The music has chord progressions based on tonic, subdominant and dominant, creating movement through tension-resolution. Song sections Melodies are constructed of short phrases that usually have a call and response type
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Microtonal Music Written in TET-15, TET-19, TET-53, TET-1200

The Nature of Sound. Before we get into microtones, it helps to have a basic understanding of sound. Sound is produced when moving air molecules hit your ear x number of times per second. These air molecules are moved by vibrations that upset the air and get the air to move. Some examples of things
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