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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jan 9 2012, 11:10 AM
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Chord Sessions - Assignment 1 (Monday 9.01. - Monday 16.01)


Couple of words about chord triads. Chord triad means 3 notes ringing simultaneously (3 notes-triad). Not just any three notes, but 3 stacked third intervals. If you take a scale, and take any note from that scale, you can create chord out of it, by using that note, it's third interval, and it's fifth interval.

For example, let's take C major key, which we will use in this course (same rules and patterns apply to all 12 diatonic keys). Here's a pattern on the open string position:

C major scale, open string position:


C - D - E = F - G - A - B = C ("-" means whole step interval, and "=" means half step interval)

Chords of the C major key:
C major triad: C E G
D minor triad: D F A
E minor triad: E G B
F major triad: F A C
G major triad: G B D
A minor triad: A C E
B m7b5 triad: B D F

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If you play these combinations of notes together, and in this order you will harmonize the C major scale. So, we will harmonize the C major scale in the open chord position. Here's the way to do it:

- Check out the guitar pro file, and tabs bellow for assignment 1 examples
- Play/download backing tracks for play-along practicing (use free AIMP player if you want to speed up/slow down these tracks easily)
- Record these examples, so I can review them and give you feedback
- Before recording, keep couple of things in mind:



- make sure you always start to play the chord with the root note (as on tab) - it's good for connecting to a scale, and beneficial for ear training
- If you find some chord change difficult, try to calm down, and do it in slow motion (like in a movie) to take full control of your finger's movements, then increase speed gradually
- always isolate problematic parts and work on them first, on very slow tempos
- don't bother to chase speed! After you can do all the changes equally well on a certain tempo (no matter what tempo it is) then it's time to record!



Looking forward in hearing your takes! smile.gif Happy practicing! biggrin.gif

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post Jan 9 2012, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE
F major triad: F A B


Isn't that

F major triad: F A C ?


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post Jan 9 2012, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ Jan 9 2012, 04:53 PM) *
Isn't that

F major triad: F A C ?


Oh, quite so, it's a typo. Thanks for spotting this! Corrected smile.gif


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