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Your Guide to the B Flat Major Scale

What do Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Eric Clapton’s “I Shot the Sheriff,” and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” have in common? They’re all in the key of B flat major. Here, we’re breaking down everything that makes the B flat major scale, from the basic anatomy of the scale to reading the scale on the […]

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An Introduction to the G Sharp Minor

Minor keys are the shadows to major keys shinier, happier primary colors. They’re an essential component of expressing the full range of human emotions, and not just sadness either. Think of minor keys, chords, and scales as the drop shadows that give dimension and depth to a composition. Like with literature, conflict is necessary to […]

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What to Know About the Eb Minor Chord

The key of Eb minor may be one of the most commonly used minor keys for many famous composers. It’s no wonder it’s a vital aspect of any new pianist or musicians’ education. Don’t worry, we’ve made it simple for you with this complete introduction to the E flat minor chords that are derived from this […]

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An Introduction to the Double Sharp

If you’ve spent some time digging deep into music theory, you may have encountered something unusual: the double sharp. You know what a sharp is, so you’re a little fuzzy on what a double sharp is supposed to be. Or, maybe you don’t know what a sharp is either and you’re just through-and-through confused. Either […]

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An Introduction to the F Sharp Minor Chord

Why is Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” happy and Chopin’s “Funeral March” sad? The science of music causes our brains to choose an emotion based off the key of a song. Our brains automatically assume songs in a major key are happy while songs in a minor key are sad. Being able to play major and minor […]

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Understanding the G Major Scale

G major is the most popular key for music streamed on Spotify [1]. This isn’t because composers are lazy – as it’s an easy scale to play – but because it works so well with other common chords, too. This article will help you to understand the fundamentals of the G major scale to help […]

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Your Guide to the A Flat Major Scale

Maybe you were inspired by Amadeus, or maybe you just want to learn how to play “Let It Go” for your Disney-loving friends. Either way, learning the A flat major scale is a great place to start. Here, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about A flat major, from the basics of constructing […]

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An Introduction to the D Sharp Minor

What do Kanye West’s “Power” and Jimi Hendrix’s cover of “All Along The Watchtower” have in common? No, this isn’t a trick question or some sort of zen koan. Apart from both being empowering anthems to the people, both songs are in the key of D sharp minor. What does that mean, exactly? Let’s find […]

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