The Music Theory
Notebook provides brief notes
on aspects of Music Theory that may help with Improvisation skills, and
Clef and Bass Clef
to READ and WRITE in both the Treble and Bass Clefs.
Practise Drills and Quizzes included, to improve your
speed and accuracy.
Each key has 3
main chords. They are built on the 1st, 4th, and 5th degrees of the
scale. Practice these with the midi files provided.
When a 7th is
added to a chord, the harmony is enriched. This progression of 7th
chords is an easy progression to practice with the midi files
provided. It has a spicy, jazz feel.
Bar Blues Progression.
formed the basis of much popular music in the 1950's to
1970's, and so is very predicable. You can enjoy improvising your
own rhythmic and melodic patterns with this easily recognisable
Circle of Fifths.
relationship of all the keys, set out in the Circle of 5ths. The
logical patterns of keys and key signatures are shown. This circle
forms a basis for practicing the Primary Triads and understanding
modulation between keys.
etc. [Check back for
Circle of 5th
12 Bar Progression