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Jazz Progressions

Jazz Progressions
Jazz Progressions are simply common chord progressions in jazz music. One of the most common progressions is the ii-V-I progression. The ii-V-I sounds at its best when you use seventh chords and their expanded voicings. As you already know from past lessons, the ii chord is a minor chord, the V chord is a dominant chord, and the I chord is a major chord. So the most basic Jazz progression is the ii minor 7 - V dominant 7 - I major 7. Below, you will find a few examples to experiment with in addition to a set of chord diagrams showing various ii-V-I progressions. Related:  figurative art

Dissonance, Resolution And Note Enclosure In Guitar Improvisation Dissonance is the use of notes that fall outside of the key signature of the tune. In turn, resolution is the return to consonance, to bring the melody back home. Consonant phrases can sound very good, in small doses, but quickly become tedious over the length of an entire solo. The contrast between dissonance and consonance, used at opportune moments in a solo, is what keeps both yourself and the listener interested. Lets take a look at some phrases, over the same chord progression, but this time take advantage of dissonance. Dissonance & Resolution All examples in this guitar lesson are played over a II V I in G major: | Am7 | D7 | Gmaj7 | % | | Here's the backing track: You can also download the backing track here. Phrase 1 Listen & Play Bar 1 has no dissonance, as indicated by the absence of accidentals. "If you hit a wrong note, then make it right by what you play afterwards..." - Joe Pass Phrase 2 There is an A flat on bar 1 (beat 2), implying the substitute chord of AmMaj7. Note Enclosure

classic piano method : how to play piano Here I publish a complete classic piano method by Karl Merz. This book was published in 1885 but contains many useful exercises and tips to study and learn piano. Moreover it contains helpful tips and suggestions for piano teachers Piano method summery Preface of the classic piano method by K. Merz The very favorable reception extended to our instruction book for the "Parlor Organ," "The Musical Hints" and "The Elements of Harmony," have induced our publishers to request us to prepare for them also an Instruction book for the Piano. It is important that a skillful, masterly teacher should direct the first lessons of a pupil. Considerations about this piano method Remember that not only should a child's fingers and hands develop, but also its mind. Disclaimer: This work is - Author: Merz, Karl, 1836-1890 - Digitizing Sponsor: MSN - Book Contributor: Music - University of Toronto - Corrections, elaborations and final digitalization by Paolo Parrella

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Ethan Hein's Blog & Scales and emotions See also a post about making chords from scales. So maybe you want to write a song or an instrumental in a particular mood or style, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the scales. Here’s a handy guide to the commonly used scales in Western pop, rock, jazz, blues and so on. Click each image to play the scale right in your browser with the aQWERTYon. These scales have a major third (E in the key of C), which makes them feel happy or bright. Major scale Happy; can be majestic or sentimental when slow. Mixolydian mode Bluesy, rock; can also be exotic/modal. Lydian mode Ethereal, dreamy, futuristic. Lydian dominant mode Also known as the overtone scale or acoustic scale, because it is close to the first seven pitches in the natural overtone series. Phrygian dominant mode Exotic, Middle Eastern, Jewish. Harmonic major scale Majestic, mysterious. These scales have a flat third (E-flat in the key of C), which gives them a darker and more tragic feel. Natural minor scale (Aeolian mode) Dorian mode

The Girl From Ipanema Chords In this lesson you will learn to play the original chords and bossa nova guitar patterns of the classic bossa song The Girl from Ipanema, written by Antonio Carlos Jobim (music) and Vinicius de Moraes (Portuguese lyrics). The guitar rhythm pattern is fairly simple, the chords are as well. Note that most chord voicings are played with the 5th in the bass. The first A-section has a slight variation compared to the 2 following A-sections: starting on bar 9, a chromatic Ebm9 to D9 to Db6/9 is played, where as in later A-sections, the progression is replaced by Ab13sus4 to Ab13 to Db6/9. Here’s the video: The music notation, tabs and backing track: Some trivia about The Girl from Ipanema: The song was inspired by a Brazilian girl named Helô Pinheiro, who regularly strolled by the Veloso bar where Jobim and Vinicius frequented.

Harmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of Music The Major Scale, The Standard Chord Dictionary, and The Difference of Feeling Between The Major and Minor Triads Explained from the First Principles of Physics and Computation; The Theory of Helmholtz Shown To Be Incomplete and The Theory of Terhardt and Some Others Considered Daniel Shawcross Wilkerson Begun 23 September 2006; this version 19 February 2012. Abstract and Introduction Most music theory books are like medieval medical textbooks: they contain unjustified superstition, non-reasoning, and funny symbols glorified by Latin phrases. In particular we derive from first principles of Physics and Computation the following three fundamental phenomena of music: the Major Scale, the Standard Chord Dictionary, and the difference in feeling between the Major and Minor Triads. Table of Contents 1 The Problem of Music1.1 Modern "Music Theory" Reads Like a Medieval Medical Textbook 1.2 What is a Satisfactory, Scientific Theory? ... wbwbw wbwbwbw wbwbw wbwbwbw ... What is a "scale"? Really?!

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AFFECTIVE KEY CHARACTERISTICS Affective Musical Key Characteristics The association of musical keys with specific emotional or qualitative characteristic was fairly common prior to the 20th century. It was part of the shared cultural experience of those who made, performed and listened to music. When Mozart or Beethoven or Schubert wrote a piece in a Ab major, for example, they were well aware of this was the 'key of the grave' and knew that many in their audiences were as well. We lose a part of the meaning of their music if we are ignorant of their affective choices. C Major Completely Pure. C Minor Declaration of love and at the same time the lament of unhappy love. D♭ Major A leering key, degenerating into grief and rapture. C# Minor Penitential lamentation, intimate conversation with God, the friend and help-meet of life; sighs of disappointed friendship and love lie in its radius. D Major The key of triumph, of Hallejuahs, of war-cries, of victory-rejoicing. A♭ Major Key of the grave.

Know Every Note on the Guitar in 9 Days Knowing every note on the guitar is a challenge unique to the instrument. A saxophone has only one way to finger each note, while a guitar usually has a few different strings and four fingers to choose from. String a few notes together and the permutations of how to play them will wreck your brain. Pianists have a similar problem with ten available digits, but you can memorize the notes on a keyboard in a matter of minutes; the same pattern of white and black keys repeats every octave. The challenge with navigating the guitar fretboard is its two-dimensional layout. Why Know the Whole Fretboard? If you don’t know every single note on the guitar cold, without hesitation, then I highly recommend taking a little time to get that under your belt. The primary advantage to knowing every note on the fretboard is in creation. If you haven’t started playing yet, come back to this after you’ve learned some music. Day 1: Open Strings Know your open strings like you know your alphabet. Conclusion

Outline of basic music theory - Professional music theory: an outline of basic music theory. Preface and Chapter 1 of the Outline of basic music theory – by Oscar van Dillen ©2011-2014 The beginner’s learning book can be found at Basic elements of music theory. Overview of chapters: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Sound and hearing Chapter 3: Musical notation Chapter 4: Basic building blocks of melody and harmony Chapter 5: Consonance and dissonance Chapter 6: Circle of fifths and transposition Chapter 7: Concerning rhythm, melody, harmony and form Chapter 8: Further study Preface This outline offers a concise and complete overview of basic music theory. In order to speed up consulting this online book, its chapters can as of now be found on separate pages; unfortunately the original one-page version exceeded acceptable download times, because of the length of the total materials presented. © Oscar van Dillen 2011-2014 Chapter 1: Introduction integrating hearing-reading-singing-writing

Kitchen Helpers - StumbleUpon I found these helpful charts last week and just had to share! Both of these beauties are from Chasing Delicious (aka one of the most fab foodie blogs out there)! Aren’t they faaaaabulous?! Buy them here. I love tea, but I’m no expert. For people of the UK, have this one with you while you’re meal planning or grocery shopping! I’ve fond some other helpful charts that I’ll share in another post! Yay charts! The Chord Guide: Pt I - Chord Progressions Chord progressions are the canvas on which musicians paint their masterpieces, and it’s a canvas which is a piece of art in itself. A chord progression can be subtle and in the background or it can be blatant and up front; it can be simple and catchy, or it can be technical and complex, it can stay in one key or it can change like the seasons. In any of these cases a chord progression is what drives the song as it literally shapes the music that accompanies it. This guide is meant to inject an interest in songwriting in new and old guitarists alike, I hope that at some point after reading this you will pick up your old guitar, blow off the dust, and join me in playing music. Chord Progression Guide This handy little guide will help all musicians create their own catchy chord progressions on the fly! Major Chord Chart Above is a chord chart for the 7 most used keys. Minor Chord Chart Above is a chord chart for creating minor chord progressions. Progressions With 2 Chords Chord Theory