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#1 gsbkv10

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Posted May 24 2011 - 01:11 AM

On the last thread, we learned what semitone is.
When you play guitar or piano, you may play harmonies which is also known as 'chords'. You may heard what 'C chords' or 'D chords' are.
In the C chords, the root note is C.
In the D chords, the root note is D.

When you measure intervals, you start from this root note.
So when you go up 4 semitones from this root note, the note you're hitting is Major 3rd.
When you go up 3 semitones from the root note, the note you're hitting is Minor 3rd.

Why going up 4 semitones is Major 3rd rather than 4th?
Forget about math. We're learning new counting.

Look at the file I attached.

When we play the '7th' (you may know what G7 chord is),
it's actually 10 semitones from the root note, not 7 steps from the root note.
That's why I said to forget about math. It is new counting system in music.

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Posted June 23 2011 - 10:57 PM

the counting part is where my mind always suffers a meltdown! argh

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Posted June 23 2011 - 10:58 PM

what are diminished and augmented intervals?
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#4 ronny25

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Posted June 27 2011 - 09:45 PM

you learned the fundamentals to determining the name of an interval. Just to recap, here’s the chart I posted in my last online classroom lesson.

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Posted December 12 2011 - 01:28 PM

am in town at the computer store printing off the interval chart! woohoo! Now I can study it and join in the discussion :-)
Thanks again!
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#6 funktastic

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Posted December 12 2011 - 02:13 PM

what are diminished and augmented intervals?
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augmented intervals are one semitone higher than perfect or major intervals
diminished intervals are one semitone lower than perfect or minor intervals

so, an augmented fifth is 8 semitones distant, just like a minor sixth, and a diminished fourth is 4 semitones distant, just like a major third

but usually when you have a note 4 semitones distant you just call it a major third, not a diminished fourth... the diminished and augmented are more often used for the tritone (that note between the perfect fifth and the perfect fourth)

it's kinda hard to explain without images bro...

#7 funktastic

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Posted December 12 2011 - 02:22 PM

now i just made this in paint, and i think this is the best way to understand augmented/diminished stuff, hope it helps ! :2thumbsup:

feeling like a teacher here hahah

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Posted December 12 2011 - 10:53 PM

need to go to the computer store again! Thank you so much.
I really want to learn all of this stuff but it gets confusing...:confused:
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#9 funktastic

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Posted December 13 2011 - 02:35 PM

ha i know music theory is such a wonderful thing

this site is great

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons

quite some time ago ive looked some lessons of this guy, Ricci Adams, but they werent in english, so i just googled the name of the guy and it seems that those are the original lessons from which the other ones were translated... they are really good

ah and remember this stuff is all about CLASSICAL music theory, once you feel you got enough of it, i suggest you to go and explore some different stuff like some oriental or blues theory ... it is really nice

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Posted December 16 2011 - 01:11 AM

AWESOME!! Thanks tons for the link and the information!!!
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