Category Archives: Chords

Sibelius 6 Intro

Sibelius 6 is the latest installment of the best music engraver around. There are a bunch of new features in this one that my older version didn’t have.

One of them is “Panoramic View”, which allows the sheet music to be read without page breaks, and the other is “Guitar and Piano input” which allows me to use my mouse to input the notes on the sheet music by clicking on the corresponding notes on the guitar or piano within the progrsam. These features alone save me hours every single week. Check it out below:

To learn more about SIbelius 6 go here

Group Song #1

You throw down the chords, and I’ll play them. Cool idea. Here’s Week #1 attempt.

We’ll do more stuff like this. Everyone said it was alot of fun. Music is supposed to be fun, so I’m happy how this turned out. Collaboration and creating is all about sharing ideas, and this was the result of that.

Reading Two Lines On One Staff (Stave)

Reading Two Lines On One Staff

The original is in the staff below. Above is where I circled where the two lines are that a piano player would play. There are two voices, as a result, one if for the left hand (red) and the other is for the right hand (blue).But it could also mean that your thumb on the left hand holds out the whole note while you’re other fingers play the remaining notes. This can go on for both hands – so you can actually play four lines at once! (Assuming, it physically possible and there are no cross voicings, etc)

Inversions Explained!

Inversions in music are the idea of ‘flipping’ two notes around. So in stead of the intervals from C to G (which is 5 notes away – C D E F G) you simply invert that creating an interval from G to C (which is 4 notes away G A B C)

Inversions follow the concept of “Rule of 9

Strumming Patterns – Break The Habit!

The best way to learn anything is to simply break the habit. If you play jazz, then learn country. If you play folk, then write dance techno music.

The same goes for Strumming Patterns. The most effective way to master strumming and give your songs some ‘zazzle’ is to simply try new patterns, and break the habit.