This series of lessons lays the foundation for the understanding of how music works - The Principles of Music. The lessons include information on understanding intervals, steps, enharmonic equivalents, the major scale, key signatures.
These lessons are of value to ANY musician regardless of instrument.
A good place to start is the Music Basic Series of Lessons that collects the individual lessons related to the principles of music - the basics.
- Glossary of Music Terms
- Whole Steps and Half Steps Explained
- The Chromatic Scale
- Enharmonic Equivalents
- The Major Scale
- Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths and Fourths
- Ear Training
- Chord Spelling - Triads
- Chord Spelling - An Alternate Approach
- Metronome - Playing in Time
- Demystifying Cut Time by Chuck Anderson
- Practice, Play and Rules (Theory) - The Three Words
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Key Signatures - Cycle of Fourths and Fifths
Updated: Oct 14, 2019
A handy reference chart of all 15 major and relative minor key signatues.
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