How to “Permanently Learn” Every Major Scale using the Major Tetrachord
UPDATED: July 20, 2021.
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!
Ludwig v. Beethoven’s timeless and extremely popular piano piece, Für Elise, officially named ‘Bagatelle No. 25,” in A-Minor, has been well-loved and well-known across the world for more than two centuries. Beethoven’s music, especially his later works, ushered in the Romantic Era of western classical music.
Claude Debussy’s timeless and extremely popular piano piece, Clair de Lune, is well-known around the world. Its origins include influences from poetry, the music of Bach’s time (the Baroque period), and the artistic school of Impressionism.
Is ‘Clair’ of Clair de Lune a person’s name? If so, who is that person?
The ‘Clair’ in the title Clair de Lune does not refer to a person.
Beethoven’s Für Elise Sheet Music with Letter-Note Names
Letter note-names on sheet music can be extremely helpful, sometimes almost indispensable, to people who have limited music-reading experience, and/or have no access to a teacher, and/or have limited mobility, or learning hindrances of any kind.
I recently received a question today (on my YouTube channel), an excellent one, the topic of which is subject to debate. The question is in response to one of my videos about using add9 chords on piano. (A link to the video is included below.)
I thought I would share the thread here:
VIEWER: Isn’t the D in Cadd9 supposed to be an octave higher? I guess I’m just confused as to why it isn’t Add2 instead.
Here’s a link to a nice info-graphic, covering of the basics of reading music. This was created by a collaborator of mine. It can be a great help to beginners, as well as anyone who needs a brush-up on the subject.