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Requests for resources are supposed to be off topic, so you got some downvotes. Nevertheless, this is one of my favorite cheat sheet(s) https://tobyrush.com/theorypages/en-uk/index.html


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There are several posters available that show the most important information for beginners like these: https://www.adsrsounds.com/music-theory-tutorials/music-theory-cheat-sheet/ https://www.pinterest.ch/pin/592504894698030594/ and surely many others! Print them out and oin them on the wall ahead of you computer or use it as cover or protection envelope ...


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It works because it advances or resolves the melody faster than expected/needed, which is exciting! A lot of the pleasure we derive from music is from pattern recognition at first to learn the general structure, but also by being pleasantly surprised by creative deviations from that structure. Besides "pushing the chord," I've also heard this referred to "...


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There is a close relation between music and physical movement, especially between rhythm and dance. This seems obvious and scientific research suggests that for humans it is a natural thing. (Search internet for something like "music and children" and, in any case, read Musicophilia by Oliver Sachs). I think it is key to understanding what makes your "push ...


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"Why does it work" - the more general phenomenon behind it is syncopation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncopation Syncopation means playing something off-beat, and in order for that to work for you, you have to have a strong sense of on-beat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_(music)#On-beat_and_off-beat How to make it easier to play? By developing ...


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Anticipation. We expect the first beat of a lot of bars in pieces to be the strongest - that's often how we determine how many beats are in the bar anyway! So we expect a chord change on the first beat of a bar, but with push chords, they come earlier than expected. It sort of moves the song on, sooner than it would if the chord changed on the next bar. It ...


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