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Learn as many songs as possible. It will develop your playing, you will learn technique by playing and you will begin to see how common musical ideas fit together. People will want to know that you can play Gemme three steps No one has ever asked me to play harmonic minor scale to get a gig. After learning how a song is built and the process ,you will begin ...


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SATB (aka Soprano Alto Tenor Bass) is not used as much for modern popular music like Pop or Rap, however it is still widely used with modern Classical and Romantic composers. SATB is often used in church music and occasionally seen in film music; choral symphonies are relatively recent, being around for not quite 100 years yet. As a commenter said (user45266)...


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Not quite sure what you're asking, but SATB will only be found in pieces with four part harmony. Many piano pieces don't do that. To help your reading, and understanding SATB, it's good to split the four up, and simply play each line separately. The S will usually be the melody, but the others will have continuity (they could be sung, and no-one wants to ...


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Make the switch. Get the guitar set up. You will definitely enjoy playing lighter gauge strings. I really don't know anyone who uses medium gauge acoustic guitar strings anymore and I've been playing professionally for almost 30 years full time. Peace, Michael Angelo


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In the broadest sense chords and other musical elements serve one main purpose: to express thoughts and feelings. Talking about "purpose" in art is a tricky business. If you try to stay objective about it, you can talk about stability/instability and consonance/dissonance as the dynamic forces in chords and harmony. Those elements give music a ...


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To understand chords, I find some history helpful. Pre-chord history The earliest Western music we know about is chant. ("Earliest" in this case meaning the first music where we can "connect the dots" to modern music.) In its simplest form, chant is one person singing one pitch at a time: melody, but only melody. Eventually, musicians ...


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Basically what you're asking is "what is tonality." And the first disclaimer is that hasn't always been "a thing" in Western music, and isn't always in other music-cultures. Just as a "bassline/melody/drums" construct doesn't make sense for Gregorian chant,* neither do "chords" or "chord progressions." First ...


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