Magic Tone Network Exercise Block 05: More Thoughts On Chords (7 Videos / 26 mins)

Contents

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Contents of this exercise block:

In-Scale Chords

Scale Degrees

Chord Functions – Tonic, Sub-Dominant & Dominant

The A Minor Scale On The Magic Tone Network

The A Minor In-Scale Chords

Playing Simple Melodies Over A Chord Progression

Strong Notes For Melodies

In-Scale Chords

Topics covered in this lesson:
– explanation of in-scale chords
– building chords for every step of the scale
– step-counting
– demonstration of all C major in-scale chords
– special chord included: B diminished

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Scale Degrees

Topics covered in this lesson:
– scale degrees explained
– simplicity of scale degrees
– roman numerals for scale degrees
– benefits of knowing degrees when reading lead sheets

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Chord Functions – Tonic, Sub-Dominant & Dominant

Topics covered in this lesson:
– Tonic, Sub-Dominant, and Dominant explained
– functionality and familiarity of chords explained
– minor parallel chords for major chords (C-a, F-d, G-e)
– popular progressions based on chord functionality
– replacing chords by parallel chords with chord progressions
– using the familiarity knowledge to vary existing chord progressions
– concept of “balance, change, and tension”
– recipe for many favorite songs
– adding the tension of the dominant by adding a 7th

The A Minor Scale On The Magic Tone Network

Topics covered in this lesson:
– A minor scale demonstrated
– A minor scale contains all the notes of the C major scale but a different starting position / note

The A Minor In-Scale Chords

Topics covered in this lesson:
– A minor in-scale chords explained
– degrees of the A minor in-scale chords

Playing Simple Melodies Over A Chord Progression

Topics covered in this lesson:
– simple melody played over a simple chord progression
– combining in-scale chords with a melody that is part of the scale
– combining the left and right hand patterns

Strong Notes For Melodies

Topics covered in this lesson:
– what strong notes actually are
– finding the strongest notes for a melody based on the underlying chord progression

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