Half-steps and Whole-steps on Your Keyboard

Essential information.  And simple!

You can’t build scales or chords without knowing these two intervals.

Bottom line: The language of intervals is essential to learning all your scales and chords without resorting to the nearly-impossible task of rote memorization!

The Amazing Tetrachord: How to Instantly Visualize any Major Scale

I’ve had lots of happy feedback about this lesson, ever since I first posted it on YouTube.  People are basically saying that this is the easiest way they have found to learn the notes of all twelve major scales, quickly and painlessly.  I learned about tetrachords in my college theory classes, and I have found them to be a little-known “secret” for organizing one’s thoughts about scales and modes.  Let me know what you think!

How to Play “Piggyback” Arpeggios

Here’s a straightforward way to play impressive sounding arpeggios on your key keyboard.   This sounds especially nice on piano when using the sustain pedal.