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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 chords […]

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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 [1]. 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 […]

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An Introduction to the E Major Scale

Ever watched the BBC, Masterpiece Theater, or pretty much any cartoon [1]? Then odds are, even if you don’t recognize it by name, you’ve probably heard Antonio Vivaldi’s famous movement, “Spring,” from his world-renowned piece, The Four Seasons. This piece and many other famous compositions are written in none other than the key of E. […]

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An Introduction to the C Sharp Major Chord

Did you know that for a harp to play in the key of C sharp major, all of the pedals are moved to the bottom position? This makes the harp strings the least resonant they can possibly be as they cannot be made any shorter [1]! While most song writers and composers typically choose to […]

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An Introduction to the C Sharp Major Scale

If you’re a fan of classical musicians like Bach and Liszt, you’re probably going to encounter the C sharp major scale at some point. Composers have praised this scale for having a very rich tone and a majestic sound, which of course comes in handy when writing something grand like a symphony [1]. So what […]

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What to Know About the D Minor Chord

Chords are the building blocks of music. Only one note at a time will give you a beautiful melody, but using chords fills it in and makes a simple melody a song. There are a lot of chords to learn. But once you learn the basic ones, you can start creating beautiful music on your […]

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