Synths & Chords

Hi there and thank you for sticking around for our synths and chords presentation.  We are looking forward to the upcoming podcast.  I am fascinated with the idea of playing around with synthesizers and electric keyboards. For this week’s homework leading up to our podcast, please research ‘monody’, ‘monophony’, ‘monophonic’ and ‘texture’.  These are some […]

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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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Memorize This…Triad, Seventh, Ninth

For this week’s homework, CMajor would like for you to memorize the following facts about chords…happy memorizing. A triad is a three-tone chord. A seventh chord is a four-tone chord. A ninth chord is a five-tone chord. Extra  homework:  Try to put some sevenths in your chord sequence.  Play this… C chord/C chord/ F chord/C […]

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Simple & Compound

This week’s homework involves practicing two-beat, three-beat and four-beat rhythms.  Additional homework includes reading about bar-lines and time signatures, time values and simple and compound time.  Happy playing and reading!  Thank you!!

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Listen & Watch: Keyboard Musicianship

Happy Mother’s Day from CMajor Before The Show!–We’re inviting you to listen and watch for this week’s homework.  Watch what? Listen to music?  Yes, Yes!!–We’re excited to have you listen to the following tunes.  Find them on the internet via Google search or visit YouTube at your leisure.  Happy watching and listening!!  Have a great […]

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