Half Diminished Chords Explained!

Notice the double Flat 7th interval – this is the only difference between a Diminished and a Half Diminished Chord. What are Half Diminished Chords? Half Diminished Chord are built on this harmony: R b3, b5, b7. So in the key of C major the notes would be: C Eb Gb Bb What are Diminished […]

Why Some Keys Have Sharps And Others Have Flats

Let’s look at the graph below: Key Signatures can get tricky. Asking this question is like saying in math “why not have just a plus sign (+) instead of both a plus (+) and minus sign (-)” Well, truth is, if a note goes up a half step it doesn’t become flat (unless its in […]

Basic Intervals (Part 2)

Basic Intervals in music allow you to understabd chord strcutires and nthe realtive distance between notes. Why is this important? Because its everything that music revolves around – notes! Let’s base this off of the ‘C’ Major Scale: C D E F G A B C (the intervals here are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, […]

How To Harmonize A Song!

To understand Harmony, you must first understand Intervals. After you write the melody, use intervals (usually within the key signature) to give it a hip feel. Harmony can be in intervals of fifths, fourths, sevenths, outside the key, inside, etc. The thing is – anything goes! What are Intervals? Intervals are the distances between two […]

How Seventh Chords In Music Work!

Let’s explain How Seventh Chords Work! All music is a series of tension and release. The tension is created by the Seventh Chord, and the release is created from the resolution of the Tonic Chord. So an example of this would be going from the E7 to A major chords. The notes in an E7 […]

Seventh Chords On Guitar Explained!

Seventh Chords in music are important because they add a new level of harmony to your work. This new harmonic element allows you to play more styles of music, sounds, and techniques. We all know a C major chord consists of the notes C-E-G. But with a C major 7 chord the notes are now […]

Intervals In Music Explained!

OK so I get ALOT of questions about Music Intervals. Intervals are the distance between two points – so Music Intervals are simply the distance between to notes. It’s simple, so don’t be discouraged I’m going to walk you through it all: There are seven notes in Music (ABCDEFG). So the distance from A to […]