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comment Is this chord progression III I II III?
Thought for the day : ALWAYS do theory WITH an instrument handy. Play the theory - if it sounds good, it probably is, etc., etc.
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comment Is this chord progression III I II III?
as you alluded to in Bob's answer, if i is Am, then VI will be F and VII G. By calling it bVI it'll sort of end up as Fb, or E, which will normally be called V. Not sure where the flat bit is coming from. In major, the chords are I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, and viib5. So starting with vi and calling it i for the relative minor, the chords are i, iib5, III,iv, v (or V), VI, and VII. Mot a flat in sight !!- except IN that half-dim...
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comment What do we call music which is not played on the beat?
A couple of examples will help us to provide answers that will be helpful to you. For example, do you mean reggae, or where there are triplets in a piece.
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comment Uses for the Prometheus scale?
@Shev - you're right. Prometheus =Lydian dominant -minus the perfect fifth. The OP mentions both, so I thought I'd put my tuppence-worth in. Suppose one writes a piece in a major key. Is there a compunction to use every single note available ?...
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comment Confused about diminished chords for guitar
thanks, that makes sense, it's from a mode of the harmonic minor, rather than directly from the minor itself?
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comment Confused about diminished chords for guitar
Not sure about the harmonic minor reference - there's no b5 or bb7 in it.There's a b6 and a maj 7, not the same.But glad you mentioned the m7b5 name.
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comment How do I play this?
I think you're spot on with 'let it ring'. Often with guitar music, it sounds better to do this, if all the notes constitute a chord. I've found it in exam pieces (written out without looking too complex)- a pupil, who was taught by someone else, played exactly 'as writ' and it sounded quite disjointed. Letting certain notes ring for longer than written made it smooth out well.
Aug
26
comment Looking for the right piano stand
Without knowing what you already have, it's nigh on impossible to comment.
Aug
26
comment What's the difference between two notes played on strings of different thickness?
On guitars with 24 frets, there's an E4 on bottom E, fret 24. Also, as harmonics are in the equation, don't forget 5th and 24th fret bottom string, and the 'false ' harmonics found on 4th 5th and 6th strings, all making E4. How a harmonic of a harmonic affects the sound, I don't know. Although harmonics themselves seem to sound very similar, unlike the phenomenon in the question.
Aug
25
comment How to keep rhythm
Please ask your teacher why it's bad practice. The ears are as important as the eyes. Not everything is written down.
Aug
23
comment Is there any scale that contains eight different notes?
D# and Eb are the same.Did you mean C, D, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, A, B. With only 7 letter names, and 8 notes,2 will have to share the same letter. This is the whole/half diminished scale.With simplified note names !
Aug
21
comment When to use a dot or a tie in music notation?
thanks, yes, I appreciate that, but to me it still feels the same, either way.I'd have probably written it 6/8, 'cos that's the final outcome (for me). Unless the rest of the piece is 'normal' 3/4.
Aug
21
comment When to use a dot or a tie in music notation?
that 3/4 example, to me comes out as a 6/8 feel, regardless of what I do to it. Help !! I guess the first quaver would be slightly quieter in 3/4 time compared with it written in 6/8 ?
Aug
21
comment Relationship between 3/4 and 4/4
...and 5/4...and all sorts. Listen to Closest thing to Crazy.
Aug
21
comment Where to start with orchestration?
@ElyBeauEastman - yes, it would. Hence the last para. Moving 'properly' between chords, etc., will mean listening for consecutive fifths, etc.,and actually hearing them for what they are. The usual sounds wrong - probably is; sounds right - probably is.Mostly covered by grade 5.
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@Linda - tell us exactly which chords you want to play. There may be an alternative solution.
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@slim - you're right ! It's one I can't remember ever teaching. Baptism by fire into barre chords !
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@Bob - the question is ambiguous, but you've provided clear answers. Not the easiest one to elucidate on, bet he wasn't expecting such complicated explanations !
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@scrowler - for a song using Eb, I would happily use a C shape barre chord on the 3rd fret for it. Where's the problem in substituting the barre finger with a capo ? However, then an F chord would inevitably appear, and probably need to be barred...
Aug
18
comment Music Theory on guitar chord progression
3rd line - C dim = Eb dim = Gb dim etc.For anyone thinking 'where did Eb dim come into this?'