TEXT Notation

A basic definition of notation is…’the method or methods for writing down music.’  Classical Greek music was notated by using means of letters.  The use of letters for the indication of tones is restricted today to “theoretical and instructive purposes”.  Unfortunately there is no uniform practice for indicating different octaves. Not all the new methods […]

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CLASSICAL CHORDS

Latest Episode: CBTS Throwback Interview–Is there such a thing?–‘classical chords’…We’re not so sure about the lingo here, but we will explore tonal harmony that is used within classical repertoire.  Don’t worry.  We’ll keep it simple.  Beginner chords!–next time on CMajor Before The Show and The CMajor Radio Show. The pattern of chord changes forms a […]

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Summertime Christmas Chords

The CMajor Before The Show podcast Hi there!–Did you check out our Friday episode yet?  We pre-recorded it a day early so that we can be ready to attend some events that we were invited to here in the Greater New York City Area.  In case you missed our episode about summertime Christmas Chords–check out […]

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Cool Chords

CMajor Before the Show on Apple Podcasts — We’re all trying to stay cool in this heat!  In yesterday’s podcast, we talked about some cool sounding chords.  I played a couple of examples of what I thought sounded cool to me.  What did you think?  For this week’s homework, I’m assigning some “cool” music for you to […]

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Harmonic Rhythm

In yesterday’s podcasts we talked about harmonic rhythm.  We have not touched so much on ‘rules of harmony’, but we have covered the topic of chord changes.  Remember this: ‘When chords change is just as important as which chords are used’.  In other words, think about the pattern that you’re using. When chords change is […]

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