Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Introduction to Music Theory!

Hi there. Another lesson from me. Today we’ll discussing music theory. Music theory is very easy to understand.

In music the first thing you have to remember is the following alphabets:

A,B,C,D,E,F,G.

These are the natural notes in music. This means they’re not sharp or flat. Always remember that except B and E, you’ll have sharp of all the notes. The symbol used for sharp is #

So let’s revise the above notes again as the following:

A, A#,B,C,C#D,D#,E,F,F#,G,G#

The above can also be called as keys. If you count them, you’ll notice that they’re 12. These are twelve keys in music. This means, that there are twelve scales in music. This is true for anything. Please note you’ll need to know this no matter which instrument you learn. You can sing in twelve different scales.

This is true for all musical instruments such as, piano, violin, guitar, harmonica etc. So this is very important.

It would be good if you can remember all these keys and It would be beneficial if you memorize them.

That’s all for now. I’ll post another lesson soon and will give the complete knowledge of music theory.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Beginner Guitar Chords


Beginner guitar chords


Here some chords for the beginners. These are chords in C major and you can try to play them. To Understand these easy chords, you should also understand how to read a guitar tab

I have also given a brief idea about reading tabs in this post.

When using your fingers to play these chords, you should apply enough pressure on the strings so that when you use your right hand to strum, you should hear the sound. Please note that your fingers should press only the intended string, it should not touch the other string.

When all the strings are pressed with your hand, use your right hand and move your plectrum for strumming. When you do this, you should hear the sound from all the strings. If you can’t, then you’re not pressing your strings to hard or maybe one of your finger is muting another string.

Here are some more chords

Am (A minor)

e--------------------------------------------------------------------

b--1-------------------------------------------------------------------

g------3-------------------------------------------------------------

d----2--------------------------------------------------------------

a--------------------------------------------------------------------

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G major

e------------3----------------------------------------------------------

b-----------------------------------------------------------------------

g------------------------------------------------------------------------

d-------------------------------------------------------------------------

a--1-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e----2----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

dm (d minor)

e---1-----------------------------------------------------------------------

b--------------------3------------------------------------------------------

g--------2------------------------------------------------------------------

d-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

a -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

em (e minor)

e------------------------------------------------------------------------------

b-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

g-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

d----------2--------------------------------------------------------------------

a ---------2---------------------------------------------------------------------

e ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

dm (d minor)

e---1-----------------------------------------------------------------

b--------------------3-------------------------------------------------

g--------2------------------------------------------------------------

d-----------------------------------------------------------------------

a -------------------------------------------------------------------------

e --------------------------------------------------------------------------

f Major. This will be a difficult chord for beginners. You’ll notice that ‘1’ is on two frets. This means you have to use one finger to press two frets. You will have to use a small barre

e---1-----------------------------------------------------------------

b---------1---------------------------------------------------------

g--------------2---------------------------------------------------------

d--------------------3------------------------------------------

a-------------------------4-------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------