Category: Theory

Chords in C Major

      C Major Chord – Piano Roll – Reaper D Minor Chord – Piano Roll – Reaper E Minor Chord – Piano Roll – Reaper F Major Chord – Piano Roll – Reaper G Major Chord – Piano Roll – Reaper A Minor Chord – Piano Roll – Reaper B Diminished Chord – […]

Major Scale and Chords – Work in Progress

The Major scale in depth For full in depth information please follow the link above. The following lesson is written primarily for guitarists… Please Note: A Semitone is 1 fret and a Tone is equal to 2 frets Related articles: Learning the notes on the guitar The following is a simplified explanation: The musical alphabet […]

How to use a capo – Transpose a song

What is a capo? ‘A capo (short for capotasto, Italian for “head of fretboard”) is a device used on the neck of a stringed (typically fretted) instrument to shorten the playable length of the strings, hence raising the pitch. It is frequently used on guitars, mandolins, and banjos. G.B. Doni first used the term in […]

ClockFace – Transpose Chords(updated)

Want to transpose your chord progression into another key? Then here is a little tool that should help. This tool can be used to learn key signatures, modes, chords within key and relative minor. Other uses could be when transposing chords using a capo. Again I’ll write some more about using this tool for other […]

The Key Of C Major

The key of C major is the easiest key to get to know. This article deals with it’s principles, key signature, chords, relative minor and modes. It also contains links to related articles on this site. First the key signature. This bit is the easiest bit. When you look at the clef, you will see […]

Minor Scale Construction

Before you begin take a look at how a major scale is constructed Look at the C-major scale C D E F G A B C Find the sixth note. (The submediant). That note is ‘A’. Now write a scale, starting on the ‘A‘,and proceed upwards for one octave. A B C D E F […]

Major Scale Construction

The major scale is constructed like this: TONE, TONE, SEMITONE, TONE, TONE, TONE, SEMITONE So if we use Cmajor as an example, C D E F G A B C C – D TONE D – E TONE E – F SEMITONE F – G TONE G – A TONE A – B TONE B […]

Working with Intervals (part 3) Major 3rd

Continued form part 2… In the previous article we looked at the  Major 2nd. In the following article we’re going to concentrate on the Major 2nd and touch on the Minor 2nd. As with the previous article screen shots will be used to explain how to play each interval and then at the end I’ll […]

Working with Intervals (part 2) Major 2nd

Continued form part 1… In the previous article I stated that in order to understand intervals and their importance we need to listen to them. In order to create a better feeling for the sound we also need to correlate that with playing. Below are pictures and tab describing how to play the major 2nd […]

Theory: Working with Intervals (part 1)

Hopefully you have a working knowledge of theory, if not I will try and keep this as simple as possible. This article is an expansion of the previous article, The Major Scale and Intervals. I’m going to use Sonars piano roll and staff views, the piano roll will fit the same with Reaper, Cubase and […]