Ever read or hear crazy musical words that you have no idea what they mean? Like pentatonic, diminished, augmented, dominant, harmonic, triad, flat, sharp, and tonic? It's ok. This part of the site is a musical dictionary for music themes. These lesson videos will describe each one of these words, show you what they are on the guitar, and how they can be used in music.
This will be a good resource for all the videos on the site. If you ever hear a word or phrase in a video that you do not understand, then navigate to the Music Glossary link and look up your question. The more about music theory you know, the larger the spectrum of learning guitar becomes.
An augmented is simply the 1, 3, and #5 of the major scale. Aug is the suffix. Examples: Gaug, Caug.
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Every single note is what this basically means.
Diminished and Half Diminished
Both different chords, but very similar. Great to be used in jazz. Understand the theory behind diminished and develop lead guitar skill as well.
Examples of this chord is G7, C7, D7. Much different than a Major 7th.
This is another must. If you are going to learn music, you have to know what keys are.
Learn what a major is, what a major scale and chords is, and the music theory behind it all.
Examples of this chord is Amaj7, Gmaj7, Cmaj7. Very pretty chords.
Example of this chord is Amin7, Emin7, F#min7. These chords mellow the harshness of minors.
Learn what a minor is and how it differs from a major. Parallels teach you how to easily go from a major chord to a minor chord the quickest way.
The cousin to major. Learn what a relative minor is and how it differs from parallel minors but how it is so related to majors.
Lots of complicated names, but and easy concept.
Natural, Sharp, and Flat
This is the basic of notation. Learn the difference.
Notes and Chords
This is very basic, but a great lesson to watch if music is new to you.
Numbers On Chords
This lesson will explain what the numbers on chords mean. For example, Amaj7, Emin7, B13, Gsus2, A2.
If you are going to learn guitar and music, you have to know what an octave is.
A root note is the foundation of a chord. And they can change.
A series of notes in a particular pattern that work well together.
Example of slash chords are D/F#, E/G#, C/B. Basically changing the root note of a chord.
Examples of suspended chords are Dsus, Asus, Bsus. Suspended's are used in many different ways. Sus4 being very common.
The tonic is simply the starting point. Good to know.
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