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An Introduction the the Pentatonic Scale

Ever listen to a song and think, “Wow, they’re really killing it with those pentatonic scales?” Probably not. But you’ve definitely admired the pentatonic scale at work if you’ve enjoyed songs like “Amazing Grace”, “Cotton Eye Joe”, or the ever classic song that gets stuck in your head for a month, “My Girl”. All to […]

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An Introduction to A Major Chords

Whether you’re looking to play songs by Ed Sheeran or Billy Ray Cyrus, you’re going to need to learn how to play A major chords. Major chords are generally simple, so they’re great for beginners who are looking to learn how to play their favorite songs. The A major chord specifically is a key part […]

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An Introduction to Bass Clef

Where there’s melody, there has to be rhythm. Other than drums, the main rhythm instrument is the bass. Bass is the line between melody and rhythm — which follows the melodic chords while holding up the rhythm. If you play the piano, you don’t need a second instrument to hold up the rhythm. Pianists need […]

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Your Guide to the E Flat Major Scale

You might not think that Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child,” would have anything in common. There, you would be wrong. They actually have something very important in common: the key of E flat. Here, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about the E flat major scale that makes […]

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An Introduction to Ledger Lines

If the term ‘ledger lines’ isn’t ringing any bells for you, then read on, here’s all you need to know. For starters, music couldn’t be written down without them. That means all the music you know and love, everything from Beethoven’s “9th Symphony” to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”, all started life making use of ledger lines. […]

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Your Guide to the D Flat Major Scale

I just called to say welcome to the D Flat Major scale. Artists like Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran have used this scale to create sing-a-long hits. They and so many others knew top secret information on putting this scale to work for them. By the end of this post, you will too. Modes and […]

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An Introduction to the Flat Symbol

It may surprise you to know that not all musicians can read music. In fact, there are a large number of them who play or write with other methods. Music is a universal language and one that people all over the world can communicate in. But despite this, 95% of people can’t read music. While […]

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