Archive | November, 2013

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Chord Progressions

The term chord progression simply refers to the order in which chords are played in a song/piece of music. Play a few different songs/pieces and you will see that there are various different ways in which composers order chords. However, the good news is that there are a few simple guidelines which will help you […]

Seventh Chords Introduction

Seventh Chords

Seventh chords are the most common extension of the basic 3-note triad you come across. A seventh chord is built by adding an extra note to a triad which is an interval of a 7th above the root note. e.g. If you build a triad on C you will use the notes (C-E-G). If you […]

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Secondary Chords

In the last lesson we looked at the primary chords. These are the most common chords you will come across and are a great starting point for composing music. Now we are going to have a look at the next most common chords you will come across and use – the secondary chords. How to […]

Primary Chords Roman Numerals

Primary Chords

The primary chords are the 3 most commonly used chords in music. Lots of songs and many pieces of music that you will hear will be built around them because they work well together. If you are starting to try to compose your own music then an understanding of the primary chords is going to […]

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Introduction to Chords

An understanding of chords is vital for any musician – understand chords and you are well on the way to being able to compose and perform some great music. If music was a cake then melody would be the icing and chords would be the sponge – the melody is the first thing you are […]

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Triads

Chords and Triads Triads are made up of 3 notes played on top of each other. You will often hear people describe triads as chords. They consist of a bottom note (root), a middle note (3rd) and a top note (5th) How to make a triad Triads are easy to create – all you need […]

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