Category Archives for "Music Theory"

What is a Quarter Rest?

A beginner’s music class can feel a lot like a math class because there are so many fractions. You’ve got to worry about things like 4/4 time, whole notes, half notes, and more. One especially puzzling term is “quarter rest.” If you just tried to picture a coin taking a nap, think again. That’s not […]

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What Is the B7 Chord?

Chords and keys, notes and changes, all of these things can get a little muddled in your brain. Understanding music theory, though, is really important if you want it to be worth your salt as a piano player. One great way to learn music theory is by learning individual chords and how they relate to […]

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How to Play an E Minor 7th Piano Chord

The E minor 7 piano chord, also known as Em7, is versatile and widespread, ranging from American Pie to the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Beautiful in its simple melancholy, the E minor 7 chord builds a seventh note off of a very strong, full-sounding chord. It’s a dash of color. This is why great musicians […]

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What are Quarter Notes and How to Play Them

If you’re trying to master music, understanding how the quarter note works is critical to your success. If you’re not familiar with this note, that’s okay — we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about quarter notes. Let’s get started! What Exactly Are Quarter Notes? Quarter notes, also called crotchets, are […]

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