Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels The Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels covers lessons, magazines, manufacturers, guitar stores, reviews, guitarists, and pretty much everything guitar centric. All of the channels below had reached at least 2 million total views by March of 2012. Our focus was on channels producing high quality guitar videos at regular intervals. 1. GuitarJamz.com #1 (martyzsongs) 155,460,210 views – guitar tabs 2. Absolute Beginner Part 1: Chords So…you’ve just bought your first guitar, borrowed one from a friend or received one as a gift (and if that’s the case, please introduce me to this person…). Now what do you do? Well, if you haven’t got a clue at all, perhaps we can help you. Guitar Noise welcomes you to the first of our Absolute Beginner articles.
Music Portal : Melbourne Graduate School of Education : The University of Melbourne This site aims to provide highlights of music education resources available on the internet. It has been developed in consultation the with the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) in particular the ASME Victorian Chapter. This is a developing resource for music educators. Music Theory Cheat Sheet: Scales, Keys, Chords The title of this post might be a little grandiose, but it’s (somewhat) true. Last post, I made reference to a cheat sheet that I had dreamed up for yall and I neglected to explain how to use it! What a jerk I am. So, I thought I’d clue you in about how to use this nifty resource. The cheat sheet consists of three different sections: Keys, Chords and Chord Construction. Key
Common Chord Progressions—The Complete Idiot’s Quick Guide Writing chord progressions can be one of the trickier things about writing a music composition. It would seem that creating a harmonious chord progression is just a matter of applying a few hard-and-fast rules. It isn’t quite as simple as that—there are a lot of choices available, and the rules aren’t always hard and fast. In this guide, we’ll look at the more common chord progressions found in both popular songs and other types of compositions and the rules for using them. Note: All examples are given in the key of C.
Lesson: Melodic Construction Another Look at Melodic Construction in Improvisation What do we play? Where does it come from? How do we make our own melody? The melody of the song or tuneThe rhythmic structureAn alternative positive melodic statement derived from the harmonic or rhythmic environment, or a melody from another song that fits the “changes”The development, embellishment, and ornamentation of the above ideas through the use of non-harmonic – , or non-chord -, tones. For the sake of this presentation, we will focus on the last category, particularly the role of non-harmonic tones. Learn these most common chord progression types and never get stuck again… When it comes to playing songs, there are tons of progressions to learn. But I want to focus on what I think are the 3 most commonly used types. And even among this group, I think the “Pareto principle” or “80-20 rule” would apply — meaning just the 1st type will probably be responsible for majority of chord progressions out there in songs (or as they put it, 20% of something will generally be responsible for 80% of a result).
Adding Flavor to Chords – Major and Minor 7ths – Basix Today we are going to cover how to add some flavor to your chords and compositions using 7ths in both major and minor. It is surprising how many people know how to play them but do not really understand how they are built and function (guitarists I am talking to you!). If you have heard of these types of chords but never knew exactly how they were constructed then this tutorial is for you. We will cover everything from basic structure to different voicings of the chords and try to apply them in a creative context. If you want to extend your chord knowledge to the 7th degree then read on! What is a 7th Chord?
33 Ways to Make More Time in Your Life For Music-Making 1. Disconnect. Power down your computer–or if you absolutely need the thing for some reason related to your practice and studies, sever it from the internet by disabling wireless. 2. How to construct chords - Piano Clues: Free tips and lessons for playing piano, organ and electronic keyboard You don’t need a “1000 Chords Dictionary” to be able to read and play chords. You can learn how to form chords on your own, because chords are built using simple formulas. A chord is three or more notes played at the same time. It’s as simple as that.
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. 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
I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found. For many people, listening to music elicits such an emotional response that the idea of dredging it for statistics and structure can seem odd or even misguided. But knowing these patterns can give one a deeper more fundamental sense for how music works; for me this makes listening to music a lot more interesting. Of course, if you play an instrument or want to write songs, being aware of these things is obviously of great practical importance. In this article, we’ll look at the statistics gathered from 1300 choruses, verses, etc. of popular songs to discover the answer to a few basic questions. First we’ll look at the relative popularity of different chords based on the frequency that they appear in the chord progressions of popular music.