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by Fretsource
February 1st, 2013, 11:14 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The C & B7 Cords ???
Replies: 11
Views: 2752

Re: The C & B7 Cords ???

Apparition - The only difference between E/C and Em/ C is the interval between the bass note C and the 3rd of the Em and E major chords, which are G & G# respectively. C - G (in Em/C) is a very consonant perfect 5th interval. C -G# (in E/C) is a dissonant augmented 5th. BTW - The root doesn't change...
by Fretsource
December 15th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Need Help Transposing
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Re: Need Help Transposing

Are you sure he said 'transpose' and not 'transcribe'? It's a bit strange to ask you to transpose it, especially if he didn't mention any key. No - my money's on 'transcribe', which means he wants you to write it out and show it to him.
by Fretsource
November 1st, 2012, 8:34 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: More on scales and modes
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

Re: More on scales and modes

Perhaps instead of using "root" or "tonic", we should use "resolution" or "resolve". These terms seem more appropriate for what we're comprehending audibly. There's nothing wrong with the term, tonic for scales that actually have a tonic. It's a good term. My point was that it's less suitable for s...
by Fretsource
October 21st, 2012, 10:01 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: More on scales and modes
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

Re: More on scales and modes

Saying these are the same thing is like saying "your chemist" or "hit my source" are both identical to "music theory" - because they all contain the same elements. How on earth did you come up with those? :lol: That's great. So music theory has 3 'modes'. I tried to come up with another but all I c...
by Fretsource
August 19th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Is there a modal element to pentatonics?
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

Re: Is there a modal element to pentatonics?

The idea that scales can be viewed as 'modal' - that is, having the same tones, but a different tonal center - dates to the mid 16th century. That way of thinking is a logical construct created after the fact - the original idea, that there were seven modes of the major scale, arose after six of th...
by Fretsource
November 24th, 2011, 1:51 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Learning Proper Left Hand Position
Replies: 47
Views: 13256

Re: Learning Proper Left Hand Position

STORY: :D I do know that I'll never convince a die-hard Classical enthusiast though. I have a friend who was classically trained at the local Conservatorium. Played Bach and so forth in a duo for a while. Now plays a bit of occasional classic electric rock with some of his mates. We had this discus...
by Fretsource
November 23rd, 2011, 8:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Learning Proper Left Hand Position
Replies: 47
Views: 13256

Re: Learning Proper Left Hand Position

A driving analogy... I think it's similar to learning to drive. We're told to sit up straight, both hands on the wheel at the "ten to two" position, etc, because it's the most efficient and safest driving position. That's certainly true and essential advice for beginners. As experienced drivers, how...
by Fretsource
September 21st, 2011, 3:26 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: what draws the line of difference?
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: what draws the line of difference?

I was told that the Indian music is base on melody and the Western music is on harmony rather. But am not stil clear with the concept. Both the music use chords and its corresponding scales. Waiting... No, TRADITIONAL Indian music isn't chord based. Don't think of harmony in the general sense of no...
by Fretsource
August 8th, 2011, 10:46 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: The iii chord is forever alone.
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: The iii chord is forever alone.

I just thought of something off the top of my head. Is there a chord that you can substitute for VII Dim that would lead to the III. If so, is it common? Examples? Yes, the secondary dominant - V7/iii. In the key of C that would be B7 - Em. Leonard Cohen does exactly that in Hallelujah "... the baf...
by Fretsource
May 28th, 2011, 7:01 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modal Chord progression
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Re: Modal Chord progression

If you keep in mind that minor scales have 3 forms (harmonic, melodic and natural) then everything in that progression belongs to the key of A minor, with the exception of Ab (which is really G# because you're using it to lead chromatically back up to A minor). And even your G# chord contains only o...
by Fretsource
March 14th, 2011, 10:05 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Advice on starting up a business
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: Advice on starting up a business

Don't forget that as your income is likely to be on the low side to begin with, you can claim "working tax credits" from HMRC. That's a tax free weekly sum paid into your bank account. The amount you get is based on your expected earnings for that tax year (6 April to 5th April of the following year...
by Fretsource
November 5th, 2010, 9:46 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: power chords
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: power chords

so i understand power chords pretty well by now...my question is about minor chords...can they be turned into a power chord? im playing a progression by gaslight anthem that goes Am F C G. Can i turn that Am into a power chord? You can turn minor chords into power chords (aka 5th chords) by omittin...
by Fretsource
August 4th, 2010, 4:46 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Key signature & chords curiosity
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Key signature & chords curiosity

I see NoteBoat got in first with lots of detailed info - but I'll post anyway and you can think of it as a footnote :D It's been years since I've heard that song and I can't recall it well but I'm inclined to agree with David. The chords have been chosen to fit the bluesy melody. If you look at thos...
by Fretsource
June 22nd, 2010, 11:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Discerning the mode
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Discerning the mode

I typed a whole response and something happened. :evil: I think we're in B Dorian, only because in a concert video I clearly see him play a Dmaj shape after the Gmaj. B Mixo has a minor 3rd making Dm. B Dorian has D F# A. But this is just me working it out, or trying to. And I see there's only 1/2 ...
by Fretsource
June 22nd, 2010, 9:31 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Discerning the mode
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Discerning the mode

I edited my previous post - I don't know if you noticed it. Basically, the fact that the 3rd of the scale is missing from both melody and chords means the mode can only be inferred. Try it yourself by improvising along with it, using D and D#. Which one do you think complements the feel of the song?...