Which interval is pictured above?
(a) Diminished Seventh.
(b) Minor Sixth.
(c) Augmented Fifth.
(d) Both A and C are correct, with name depending on the implied key center. They sound the same, by either name.
(e) Both B and C are correct, with name depending on the implied key center. They sound the same, by either name.
(f) The famous “Lost Interval of Egypt.”
THE CORRECT ANSWER is….
Continue reading “Music Theory “Trivia” Time!”
UPDATE, Nov. 17, 2018: The first video lecture of this course has just been published!
HERE’S THE ORIGINAL POST (yesterday):
I’m excited to announce a new online music course in progress here at PWK, called “Piano Chords 108.”
Since our site is blog-like, this course will be published in installments. (That’s also how we did things this summer with “The Blues Piano Crash Course” and “A Study in Blues Piano.”)
This post below is the Course Introduction (just text for now).
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Slash chords in sheet music look like this:
Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to interpret slash chords on piano. This lesson includes insights into several ways that slash chords are used, such as indicating an inversion, implying a descending bass line, or a simply notating a fresh chordal sound.
Composers and songwriters can use the “slash chord idea” in their creative thinking. That is, the effect of playing any given chord over bass notes that are not the actual root of the chord opens up endless possibilities. Some of the thinking behind these possibilities is discussed in this lesson.