Songwriting Essentials!
Gabriel Leopardi
Jun 11 2021, 02:23 PM
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Hey guys! We just released a new course called "Songwriting Essentials" which includes 10 lessons to get into the basic concepts that you need to start writing and arranging your own music and songs.

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Have you seen it? Do you have any question about it?

Let me know if you'd like to receive my guidance with the course.
We can work on it together at my board. smile.gif

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That looks right up my street Gab. Thank you for doing this. I'll be working through it alongside our current work, (how to fit it all in huh.gif laugh.gif )

7 and 8 look of particular interest to me cool.gif

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Jun 12 2021, 09:35 AM
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And after watching part 2 of lesson 2 I finally understand why a D minor chord can be played in a C major progression which also answers every other question I've had about chords and keys.

I feel a bit of a numpty now rolleyes.gif You know how it is when you get a light bulb moment? "Why couldn't I see that before???"

I've asked the question a few times but the replies have confused me, that lesson prodded me to go and look at the scale generator and with minimal research I got it smile.gif

Thanks Gab, nice one cool.gif

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Jun 12 2021, 12:42 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 12 2021, 10:35 AM) *
And after watching part 2 of lesson 2 I finally understand why a D minor chord can be played in a C major progression which also answers every other question I've had about chords and keys.

I feel a bit of a numpty now rolleyes.gif You know how it is when you get a light bulb moment? "Why couldn't I see that before???"

I've asked the question a few times but the replies have confused me, that lesson prodded me to go and look at the scale generator and with minimal research I got it smile.gif

Thanks Gab, nice one cool.gif


I hope I'm not coming across like "poking fun", but I'm curious how you saw it before or what your thought process was smile.gif I'll try to explain my thought process. I'm glad you had a "light bulb" moment, as those are great to have!

For me it has always been that the C major scale goes C D E F G A B, and that the triads we love and use a lot are built from a root, a third and a fifth, meaning any root note you start on in that scale you would jump up to a third (i.e. E to G), and then either think of it as another third from that second note or as a 5th from the root note, which would then give us the B note. And we'd have an E minor chord. Same goes for the other chords in the scale: C major, D minor, E minor, F major, G major, A minor, B diminished. Whether it's a minor or major will obviously be down to whether the third of the chord is a major third or a minor third.

Then of course you have extended chords such as Aminor9 (that's including both the 7th and the 9th), so that would be the notes A B C E G. Of course you can have more exotic extensions typically used in jazz. A7#11b13 where you grab notes outside of the scale. If we consider A7 to be the V-chord, i.e. in D major (D E F# G A B C#), we would have a sharpened 11th (D#) and a flattened 13th (F). Now, Ihink of these higher extensions as repeating patterns of 7 notes: 8th is octave/root, 9th is the same as 2nd, 10th as 3rd, 11th as 4th, 12th as 5th, 13th as 6th and 14th as 7th, but obviously some of those extensions are note used, as they are already indicated earlier in the chord notation.

That's sort of the short version of what's inside my head in relation to this, but of course it can be expanded a lot.

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 12 2021, 10:35 AM) *
And after watching part 2 of lesson 2 I finally understand why a D minor chord can be played in a C major progression which also answers every other question I've had about chords and keys.

I feel a bit of a numpty now rolleyes.gif You know how it is when you get a light bulb moment? "Why couldn't I see that before???"

I've asked the question a few times but the replies have confused me, that lesson prodded me to go and look at the scale generator and with minimal research I got it smile.gif

Thanks Gab, nice one cool.gif


Very cool, that’s great feedback for the course 👌

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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 12 2021, 12:42 PM) *
I hope I'm not coming across like "poking fun", but I'm curious how you saw it before or what your thought process was smile.gif I'll try to explain my thought process. I'm glad you had a "light bulb" moment, as those are great to have!

For me it has always been that the C major scale goes C D E F G A B, and that the triads we love and use a lot are built from a root, a third and a fifth, meaning any root note you start on in that scale you would jump up to a third (i.e. E to G), and then either think of it as another third from that second note or as a 5th from the root note, which would then give us the B note. And we'd have an E minor chord. Same goes for the other chords in the scale: C major, D minor, E minor, F major, G major, A minor, B diminished. Whether it's a minor or major will obviously be down to whether the third of the chord is a major third or a minor third.

Then of course you have extended chords such as Aminor9 (that's including both the 7th and the 9th), so that would be the notes A B C E G. Of course you can have more exotic extensions typically used in jazz. A7#11b13 where you grab notes outside of the scale. If we consider A7 to be the V-chord, i.e. in D major (D E F# G A B C#), we would have a sharpened 11th (D#) and a flattened 13th (F). Now, Ihink of these higher extensions as repeating patterns of 7 notes: 8th is octave/root, 9th is the same as 2nd, 10th as 3rd, 11th as 4th, 12th as 5th, 13th as 6th and 14th as 7th, but obviously some of those extensions are note used, as they are already indicated earlier in the chord notation.

That's sort of the short version of what's inside my head in relation to this, but of course it can be expanded a lot.


I didn't take it as poking fun buddy, and if your were I know it would be good hearted harmless banter wink.gif

Please don't take offence but the kind of answers I got before were like your second paragraph and three completely discombobulated me, so much so that I didn't know where to start working things out wacko.gif Gab's video was so simple it made me feel like a complete plank not being able to get it before.

Some things, some people just get, right away, some people really struggle and it's not a measure of intelligence.

Ask some people to work out 5% of five hundred, not a clue, say to them, "There are five apples in every guns hundred bags and there are five hundred bags, how many apples are there?" and they give you the answer instantly.

Say to someone, "3+X=5 what does X equal" and they'll look blank at you, say "Five goals were scored in the match, Wolves scored 3 how many did West Ham score?" and they'll tell you.

What I'm trying to say is, sometimes the terminology can confuse me, things like an octave (Oct =8) having 12 notes etc.

Musical theory, to me, is like quantum physics. I can talc about the coefficient of thermal linear expansion and continuous second order polynomial function but music theory? Like print water into a colinder rolleyes.gif

Cheers

QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Jun 12 2021, 01:00 PM) *
Very cool, that’s great feedback for the course 👌


Glad it helps buddy smile.gif

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 12 2021, 05:10 PM) *
I didn't take it as poking fun buddy, and if your were I know it would be good hearted harmless banter wink.gif

Please don't take offence but the kind of answers I got before were like your second paragraph and three completely discombobulated me, so much so that I didn't know where to start working things out wacko.gif Gab's video was so simple it made me feel like a complete plank not being able to get it before.

Some things, some people just get, right away, some people really struggle and it's not a measure of intelligence.

Ask some people to work out 5% of five hundred, not a clue, say to them, "There are five apples in every guns hundred bags and there are five hundred bags, how many apples are there?" and they give you the answer instantly.

Say to someone, "3+X=5 what does X equal" and they'll look blank at you, say "Five goals were scored in the match, Wolves scored 3 how many did West Ham score?" and they'll tell you.

What I'm trying to say is, sometimes the terminology can confuse me, things like an octave (Oct =8) having 12 notes etc.

Musical theory, to me, is like quantum physics. I can talc about the coefficient of thermal linear expansion and continuous second order polynomial function but music theory? Like print water into a colinder rolleyes.gif

Cheers



Glad it helps buddy smile.gif


Oh, absolutely! I grasp music theory much more easily than someone trying to explain differential gears to me. That doesn't stick to my brain as easily.

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Phil66
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 12 2021, 04:15 PM) *
Oh, absolutely! I grasp music theory much more easily than someone trying to explain differential gears to me. That doesn't stick to my brain as easily.


Differential gears should be classed as quantum physics laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Gabriel Leopardi
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 12 2021, 05:35 AM) *
And after watching part 2 of lesson 2 I finally understand why a D minor chord can be played in a C major progression which also answers every other question I've had about chords and keys.

I feel a bit of a numpty now rolleyes.gif You know how it is when you get a light bulb moment? "Why couldn't I see that before???"

I've asked the question a few times but the replies have confused me, that lesson prodded me to go and look at the scale generator and with minimal research I got it smile.gif

Thanks Gab, nice one cool.gif



Thanks a lot for the feedback mate! You made my day. biggrin.gif

More courses like this one are coming!

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