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The notation builds up by intervals from the bass in close position (although you don't need to realise it in close position). For sevenths, you don't need all three intervals to specify: typically just the two most characteristic are used. In this case, you have an inversion of a minor seventh chord on ii that has a fifth and sixth from the bass in close ...


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The symbol is Roman numeral analysis with figured bass which is more than enough information to build the specific chord. It is telling you that the harmony at that point is a minor 7th (from the lower case of the roman numeral & the figured bass) built on the second scale degree (from the value of the Roman numeral) of Gb major (the note before the ...


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Adding to Wheat's excellent answer, the note after the slash is indeed the bass note, put there to create an inversion of the prevailing chord, but mainly to make a bass line under the song. As such, if there is only a guitar (or maybe piano) playing, it makes sense for that instrument to play the inversion of the chord indicated. However, once the bassist ...


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The notation D/A refers to a D major chord with the note A in the bass. This is an example of a major chord in second inversion. The letter after the slash indicates a specific note, not the name of a chord, so your idea of "D/Am" would make no sense. Any triadic chord can be played with the root in the bass, the third in the bass, or the fifth in the bass. ...


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You can try 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves. It has 60 different grooves in all different styles including Jazz, Latin, pop and rock. You must be a pretty advanced player to play some of the grooves, it is all in music notation and explained using videos, very useful if you know how to read well.


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will it switch like this (C Ionian -> C Mixolydian) or like this (C Ionian -> G Mixolydian)? Both; depends on what you want to do and where you want to go from the mode you are on. Let's look closely at these two examples. We are in C Ionian mode (C major); if you go to C Mixolydian, you'll find yourself in the V mode of the F Ionian mode. We are in C ...


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Some chord sequences to explore starting with Emaj7, these may help you to start to develop a vocabulary of sequences that work: Emaj7 - E6 - F#m7 - F#m+6 Emaj7 - F#m7 - G#m7 - F#m7 Emaj7 - Fdim - F#m7 - Gdim - E/G# - G#/F# - C#m/E Emaj7 - C#m7 - Amaj7 - E/G# - A/C# - B/D# - C#/F - Fdim - F#m7 Emaj7 - Amaj7 - B - C#m - A - B/F# - E Obviously this is not ...


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I'm going to jump in with a startling admonition ... you've made the wrong choice! Learn the scale first :-) And here is WHY ... Western harmony is scale based and chords are triads, or tertian chords, based on the scales. In addition, the naming of chords generally (but not always) refers to the scale (e.g "C6", "CMaj7", etc.). Now, this might seem a ...


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One of the other answers gives a mixture of traditional ornaments like trill and mordent along with "passing tones." It's a nice list, but "passing tones" are only one type of "non-chord tone" (NCT) and I think a fuller list of NCT's should be given: Passing Tones Neighbor Note Suspension Anticipation Appoggiatura Escape tone Cambiata (or changing tones) ...


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Well- all the answers to date contain factual information. But none tell the whole story and might over complicate the matter. The least you need to know is that the chord used as the basis for your question (D/A) is known in guitar chord notation parlance as a "slash chord". In simple terms, when a slash chord is used in guitar "notation" the author ...


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I think you are on the right track, because you limit your question to a simple pop context. But, I would suggest this: Always keep in mind a song can modulate. The whole song may be in one key, but you might also need to apply some "local" key changes to sections of a song. Caveat: when pop styles use minor harmony there is a tendency for the music to ...


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You are just using the dominat chord of E minor which is the relative minor or V/vi if you were looking at it in Roman numeral analysis. When improvising you would most likely use a variant of the E harmonic minor scale. One you could use is B Phygian Dominant which is the 5th mode of the harmonic minor scale. These scales are very related to the G major ...


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A chord by definition is a set of notes. It's why the number of each note in each chord does not affect the name of the chord. For example a C major chord contains the notes C, E, and G and you can have them in any order and any number. For example If you played the notes E2, E3, C4, G5, and C5, you would still have a C major chord. It would be in first ...


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Best way to learn chords is to pick about 20-30 simple, well known tunes: folk tunes, Christmas carols, children's tunes. Working entirely in the key of C major, work out the melody, and then figure out which of the seven basic chords (in that key) should go under the melody note at any given time. In other words, harmonize the melody by ear. This ...


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JUST with reference to Steve's post which is highly informative. A g2 chord would not contain the major third hence it would like G,A,D. THE G A B D CHORD is G add second or G add ninth, YOU don't need to worry about the octave the A is in; what determines its character as an add ninth is the fact that the dominant seventh has not been included. THE same is ...



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