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Understanding Tuplets

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Music Theory Fundamentals 1: Notation Basics

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 13, 2017

 

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What Are The Fundamentals of Teaching Elementary Music? – Mr A’s Music Place

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 8, 2017

Originally posted on mr a music place

Whether you will be starting your music teaching career next fall,

are assuming your first ever elementary music position

after previously teaching at another level

or an instrumental program,

or are a seasoned elementary music teacher

who benefits from reminders and

self-challenges (that’s me, by the way),

via What Are The Fundamentals of Teaching Elementary Music? — Music Lessons California

Music Theory Doesn’t Stunt Creativity – It Fuels It

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on March 1, 2017

Predictably, the people who think music theory is a waste of time are the ones who’ve either never studied it, or who’ve learned to hate the study of it. Just as predictably, the ones who feel that music theory is a must for anyone who writes or performs music are the ones who’ve got a…

via Music Theory Doesn’t Stunt Creativity: It Fuels It — The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

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Understanding How Music Composition Works — mr a music place

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 7, 2016

Over the course of my teaching career, I have had my students do a variety of things under the guise of creating or composing music. Too often, I have expected them to go further with composing than than I had prepared them to go. Part of the the problem for me was that I confused exploration, improvisation, […]

via Understanding How Music Composition Works — mr a music place

Memorising the Major Scales — nylonrevival

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 27, 2016

This month it is my aim to memorise and internalise all the major scales in an attempt to then learn chords and their intervallic relationships, provide the basis for future development. The first obstacle was the phenomenon, the ‘circle of fifths’. What is this illusive circle and how is it possible to visualise it while […]

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Advanced Theory – Harmony | Music Matters

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 16, 2016

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Harmonic Progression

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 16, 2016

 

This video corresponds with material from chapter 7 in your textbook, which has some very useful diagrams that summarize this information. Please check that out!

0:00 Introduction
1:18 Tonic triads
2:29 Dominant triads
3:52 Supertonic triads
4:50 Root movement by descending fifth
6:11 Submediant triads
7:19 Mediant triads
8:41 Leading tone triads
10:03 Subdominant triads
11:29 Three common exceptions

Why These Chords – Writing Music for Pop Songs

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 16, 2016

 

 

How To Use The Circle Of Fifths For Electronica Music — Nova Spire

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 15, 2016

Background When I started making music at a very young age I had no real idea how music was created. I started around 13 years of age. I gradually learned my way around. Picked up some piano lessons. I learned a lot of classical piano material but I wondered how this was going to help […]

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The Subdominant — StudioBlend

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 9, 2016

I’ve recently had one of those ridiculously pleasing light bulb moments… I’ve finally found out why, in music, the subdominant is so called. Having begun playing guitar in about 1970 I have always been aware of the tonic-subdominant-dominant ‘three chord trick’ and have probably known them by those names for ever too. I have […]

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Jazz Theory with Barry Harris

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 3, 2016

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Discovering Minor Chord Progressions: Minor Scale Basics | Easy Ear Training — Libertaria: The Virtual Opera

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 6, 2016

To write your own scary movie soundtrack or add variation to your composition in a major key you’ll need to know about minor chords. Get the basics here. Source: Discovering Minor Chord Progressions: Minor Scale Basics | Easy Ear Training

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Gary Ewer – Circle of Fifths Progressions

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 12, 2016

Andrew Wasson – GUITAR THEORY: Applying Alternate Voicings

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 10, 2016

Augmented and Diminished Triads – Guitar Lesson

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 3, 2016

Berklee Shares – Jazz voicings for guitar

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 3, 2016

SUS 4 JAZZ VOICINGS

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 28, 2016
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Advanced Theory – Harmony | Music Matters

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 16, 2016
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Mr A Music Place – What Are Some Effective Ways to Teach Dotted Rhythms?

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on March 4, 2016

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In music, there are three kinds of durations: beat elongations, beat divisions, and beat equivalents. The beat being elongated, divided, or equaled is called the tactus; it is the one being tracked as the pulse or “heartbeat” of the music.  Beat elongations are durations longer than the tactus, beat divisions are durations that are shorter than the tactus, and beat equivalents are durations that are equal to the tactus.

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