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Music Reading

 

Music Reading 008

 

April 19, 2019:

Upper-Mid Register (Keys: E, A, D Eb)
Four reading exercises use four key signatures located within the upper register of the neck's "10th, 11th and 12th" positions.


Video - PART 1: Part one, of lesson eight Music Reading, studies exercises designed to develop reading skills in the 12th reading position within the key of "C Major." Scale tone range is established from the low 6th-string "E", up to the high 1st-string "G" at the 15th fret.

 

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(2). Part two, introduces the key of "A Major" across the 10th, 11th and 12th position. Scale tone range is established from the low 6th-string "D", up to the high 1st-string "G#" at the 16th fret.

 

(3). Part three, introduces reading in the key of "D Major" with notes located within the 10th, 11th and 12th position. In the range layout, scale tone distance covers notes from the low 6th-string "D", up to the high 1st-string "G" at the 15th fret.

 

(4). Part four, introduces reading in the key of "Eb Major" with notes located entirely within the 11th and 12th position. Scale tone range is established from the low 6th-string "Eb", up to the high 1st-string "Ab" at the 16th fret.

 

(5). Reading Exercise: The upper register summary piece for lesson eight is a 16-bar melody that blends the 11th and 12th positions together covering all of this lessons key signatures (E, A, D and Eb).

 

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Ear Training Course

 

Ear Training 008

 

April 28, 2019:
Altered Chords (#9, b9, #11, b13)

 

PART ONE: Part one, of lesson eight Ear Training introduces the sound of the Dominant 7th (#9) chord. This altered dominant chord is created by adding an Augmented 2nd interval (#9) an octave above the tones of a Dominant 7 chord. The lesson contains exercises that involve pitch matching drills for this chord type. Watch in the members area with your FREE membership.

 


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(2). Part two, focuses on exercises that include the Diminished 2nd alteration added on top of the Domiant 7th chord. A Diminished 2nd interval (b9) is added an octave above the tones of the Dominant 7th chord type.

 

(3). Part three studies the sound of the Dominant 7 (#11) chord quality. Pitch matching exercises will focus on adding the Augmented 4th (#11) an octave above the tones of a Dominant 7th chord. The Dominant 7 (#11) is enharmonic to (the same chord type as), a Dominant 7 (b5) chord.

 

(4). Part four, practices the sound of the Dominant 7 (b13) chord quality. Pitch matching exercises will focus on adding a Diminished 6th (b13) an octave above the tones of a Dominant 7th chord. The Dominant 7 (b13) is enharmonic to a Dominant 7 (#5) chord.

 

NOTE: The use and application of calling any altered dominant by the name of "#11 or b13" as opposed to "b5 or #5" will depend upon the upper register tonal movement along with presentation of the chord type in the music chart by the notator /copyist creating the sheet-music score.

 

(5). Audio Track Training Exercises: Use the MP3 audio tracks (contained within the lesson download), to study the sound of each "Altered" chord.

 

These chord examples are provided on the table found on page 5 of your PDF handout. The chords are performed on both guitar and on digital piano. Sing and match pitch to each arpeggiated interval exactly as they are performed on the audio tracks.

 

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