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Music is often mysterious… (Breaking the rules)

It’s a fair question… after all, we learn to identify which key a piece of music is in, and we carefully think about functions of chords… there are all these

Sting Groove Workshop (Videos) – Learning a Song and learning from a song

Okay, so let’s say you are learning a song. Here is the usual approach: You decide to figure out the right notes as a first step to learning the song.

Close Your Eyes and See in New Ways…

  25.12.2017   Ari   Technique   4 Comments

Eyes closed…. When I wrote this article for notreble about playing without looking at the fretboard, about the micro and macro ways of feeling the instrument and how that can help

The Forgotten Fifth (Have it Under Your Fingers?)

Fingering a Fifth You probably know it as a “1 by 2”: one string up, two frets over, like this (the numbers are fingering options for fifths): According to my

Is E# a chord?

E# – Maybe not so Sharp? Got a question, here is my answer. The short answer is, well sort of: musicians would know what to do when encountering an E#

What is the list order of sharps in the key signature of Cb major?

My Beef… Many theory books teach the cycle of fifths without the crucial explanations of Why?, and then they list the “order of flats and sharps”, again without the Why?

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