Lari uses the piano (keyboard or keys apps work for this lesson too) to show some great ways to understand musical relationships between notes, and how to use the instrument as a practice tool. She visually lays out music theory concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand.
- A major scale is always composed of a pattern of…whole steps and half steps in this order.…A whole step,…another whole step,…a half step,…a whole step,…a whole step,…a whole step,…and another half step.…That's the pattern of every major scale.…
You can build a major scale on any note.…Anywhere.…No matter which octave, no matter what frequency,…where it lies on the keyboard,…you can build any major scale with that pattern.…Whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half.…Here again, a C major scale on middle C.…Whole, whole, half,…whole, whole, whole, half.…
That is a C Major scale.…So,…We can build, just like they did in the Axis of Awesome,…we can build four chords…in the key of C,…which is all the notes in the C major scale.…We can build our own, four chord progression,…in the key of C.…Using the notes that we just played in that scale.…Here's a demonstration of the Axis of Awesome four chords…built in the key of C.…
First, there's a C chord.…Then, there's a G chord.…Then, what we call an A minor.…And then an F.…So, C,…G,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The history of singing in human culture
- Reviewing the key ingredients needed to be ready to sing
- Understanding your vocal instrument
- Caring for your voice
- Building core strength
- Developing the correct mental approach to singing
- Key terms and vocabulary of the music language
- Using a piano to find the right key
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Understanding Your Vocal Instrument
3. Core Strength Building for Singers
4. Speaking the Language of Music
Mind: The thinking singer3m 37s
5. Using a Piano to Find the Right Key
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