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Music Theory Lecture – What Every Pro Musician Needs To Know

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 7, 2017

 

 

Published on Nov 26, 2016

This is my first music theory lecture on what every professional musican needs to know. I discuss everything from, key signatures, intervals, buliding triads and seventh chords, extended notes and upper structures, chord construction, harmonic analysis, mode to chord relationship, the major, melodic minor and harmonic minor scales and modes. I also explore the construction of auxiliary scales like:

 

 

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Practical Usage of Advanced Musical Theory

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 6, 2017

 

Published on Dec 7, 2016
Today we’re looking at some practical applications of advanced musical theory. Make sure you like, comment and subscribe! —————————————-­­­­­­­­­­­­—————————–­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­————- If you enjoyed this video, it would mean the world to me if you considered supporting my channel over at https://www.patreon.com/samuraiguitarist This content takes a lot of time and effort to produce. By supporting my page you make these videos possible! Email me at info@samuraiguitarist.com to inquire about a private Sensei Session via skype —————————————-­­­­­­­­­­­­—————————–­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­————- Links to each point 1. The 50’s Rock and Roll Minor Chord 00:28 2. Squishing and Stretching the Toffee 01:52 3. The Diminished Climb 03:48 4. Using Major and Minor Pentatonics 04:33 5. Chromatic Bebop Lines 06:05 6. IImi bII7 Ima 07:27 —————————————-­­­­­­­­­­­­—————————–­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­————- https://www.facebook.com/samuraiguit https://www.twitter.com/samuraiguit Instagram @samuraiguitarist Snapchat @samuraiguit info@samuraiguitarist.com —————————————-­­­­­­­­­­­­—————————–­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­————- Guitarist/Songwriter/Samurai Born in the Manitoba prefecture of Canada, samuraiguitarist, Steve-san Onotera, honed his discipline under the study of the country’s most powerful musical sensei. Bred on rock, raised on the blues, trained in jazz, samuraiguitarist creates incredibly innovative videos that showcase his talents on the guitar.

Tchaikowsky – Waltz of the Flowers Harmonic Analysis by Byron Wiegel

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 4, 2017

Bill Hilton – Piano for Beginners, Lesson 12 || Rhythm reading and new scales

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 3, 2017

Understanding Tuplets

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 7, 2017

 

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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 […]

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

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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

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

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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
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