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Your Guide to the E Flat Major Chord

Traditionally, musical keys have had specific musical connotations. Over the years, many composers wrote music in E-flat major to convey feelings of love and devotion [1]. Other composers, such as Beethoven, wrote music in this key to lend a heroic and bold feeling to their music. To perform music in this key, you need to […]

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An Introduction to Treble Clef

As you know, one notates music by using a staff. Back in the late 9th century, the notation for the Gregorian Chant musical scribes first recorded clefs with “neumes,” or basic dashes or dots above lyrics. They indicated a relative change in pitch. During the 10th century, scribes added a horizontal line to show a […]

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Your Guide to the D Flat Major Chord

D flat Major chords have been around since Van Gogh gifted a woman with his chopped off ear. Back then, the Romantic period had nothing to do with star-crossed were-vamp lovers. That won’t stop us though. D flat major chords, we’re Never Gonna Give You Up [1]. Keep reading to find out how these chords […]

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An Introduction to Primary Chords

There are at least 8,400 possible chords on the piano [1]. Musicians don’t worry about memorizing every single chord. Instead, they learn the mechanics that go behind creating them. When you understand the music theory of chords you can build them on your own. In this article, we’ll explain the theory behind primary chords and […]

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Your Guide to Piano Chord Progressions

All music is based on chord progressions. Even single lines of music on their own imply their underlying chord progressions based on the order of the notes in the melody. Learning to play basic chord progressions on the piano is reasonably easy to do. It allows you to accompany yourself as you sing, or other […]

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Your Guide to the A Flat Major Chord

Once you’ve mastered the A flat major scale, you can move on to playing chords within the scale. Today, we’re going to take a look at the A flat major chord. This is a popular chord across genres of music. Bet you didn’t know that Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Pharrell’s “Happy” were both […]

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An Introduction to Music Note Names

The first time someone learns piano, they struggle with reading music sheet and have no idea abut the music note names. There are multiple symbols drawn on the page, positioned on a variety of lines and spaces. Music is a language of its own. For a beginner, learning sheet music is like trying to read […]

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An Introduction to the F Minor Chord

Understanding chords are essential to learning music theory: these triads form the basis of a composition and affect how a piece of music sounds. This article will teach you basic music theory about chords, and how to play the F minor chord on the piano. And don’t forget to try out the E minor chord […]

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An Introduction to Chords in the Key of C Sharp Minor

If you’ve heard Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, and chances are you have, you’ve heard C Sharp Minor chords in action. Maybe, you’re not a fan of classical music and big hair? Then you can listen to Lady Gaga’s “Let’s Dance” for another tasty spoonful. From the Classical Era to electronic dance pop, C sharp minor chords […]

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What to Know About the E Minor Chord

If you want to play Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles, you’re going to need to know the e minor chord. If you want to master the e minor chord, you’re going to need to know all about it. What notes make up the e minor chord? Where can you find it on the keyboard of […]

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