Includes All the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) & Chromatic Scales — Plus Additional Instructions on Music Fundamentals Complete Book of Scales Chords Arpeggios and Cadences by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, and Amanda Vick Lethco offers scale, chord, arpeggio, and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format. […]
A question I get a lot is how to go about using the elements of music theory to create a great-sounding bass line. I usually like to emphasise the point that music theory is important for bass players but so are things like playing in time with great tone, feel, taste and flair…
“What should I learn to play first?” is a really common question for beginner guitarists. And although it’s somewhat subjective, there are certain staple essentials. Your stylistic tastes may determine how you explore these key elements (more detail below), but still this is ground that needs to be covered. Here’s a list of the categories […]
Scales have something of a bad reputation in music as being a repetitive and a bit of a slog. Besides the fact that they really don’t have to be, if you vary and maximize your practice, the key to scales is their application. It’s hard to get excited about playing a scale, for sure, but […]
If the numbers are right, the sound will be right. The piano can be thought of as a numbers machine, a calculator if you like. Think in terms of shapes, patterns and numbers. Encompassing these three aspects is the musical interval
Do you have the blues? If not, you might be missing a wonderful musical opportunity. Blues scales, blue notes, and blues progressions are common to jazz, country, gospel, funk, R&B, folk, and other styles.