Saturday, 12 September 2015

Theory of Keys! Tool 1

Learning Objective! 

To play every chord in the key of C major.

Pitch: Is the determination of a sound in judging it to be Higher or Lower than another sound!

A Musical Note: is a single pitched sound.

Scale: A set of musical notes put into an order

Key: The pitch at which the a scale is.

Interval: The distance between two notes

Semitone: The smallest distance between two musical notes (americans call it half step)

Tone: Two Semitones (the second smallest distance between two notes. Americans call it whole step)

Minor third: Three Semitones ( The important interval in a minor chord)

Major third: Four Semitones (The important distance in a major chord)

Perfect Fifth: Seven Semitones

Major scale: Tone, Tone, Semitone, Tone Tone Tone Semitone

Root note: Name of a chord or  the musical note where you start when building a chord

Chord: Three or more notes played at the same time.

Major Chord: Root + Major third + fifth

Minor Chord: Root + Minor third + fifth

Major Key Chords: In a major key you have seven chords and because of the the major scale these chords are.

M, m, m, M, M, m, half dim

C major Key, Chords: 

C Major D minor E minor F Major G Major A minor B half diminished

Half Diminished: Root Major third + Minor third

Homework: To be able to play every chord and name it in the key of C Major 

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