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Greetings to the curious, unconventional, free-thinking musicians! This is where you'll find my diagrams and thoughts on music, theory, and songwriting. Let's geek out together and have some fun!
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145 | Just Got Piano Labels - What's Next?

I'm excited for you! While you're waiting for them to arrive, here are a few helpful resources you can get into now:

Where to Get Labels
https://colormusic-shop.myshopify.com/collections/instrument-labels

How to Apply Your Keyboard Labels
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1384945/50-how-to-apply-colormusic-piano-stickers

-- CHORDS --
1. Piano chords chart
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/2315111/133-basic-piano-chords-ionian

2. Piano chords video playlist
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBO2iP5zSYD4K7nWt1EgVEriuoxtJ_LNl

3. Chord posts playlist
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1675696/chords-playlist

The next things I recommend are:

-- PROGRESSIONS --
4. Piano progressions PDF
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1459439/58-piano-chord-progressions-ionian

5. Harmony video playlist
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBO2iP5zSYD45SupAvfIB1Rr3wes3CNZM

-- MUSIC THEORY --
6. Music theory in 19 minutes
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/691083/5-the-5-steps-to-colormusic

7. Theory basics video playlist
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBO2iP5zSYD7CbGOXEnMsUoWSkyxRsXTd

8. Full theory course
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1675587/music-theory-course-playlist

-- MODES, ETC. --
9. Modes post playlist
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1675777/modes-playlist

10. Modes video playlist
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBO2iP5zSYD5UVNqrIZQLnU3EaQqnBZE9

10. Circle of fifths post playlist
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1675562/circle-of-fifths-playlist

These links give you a good start, with a foundation in what we do here. This is only the beginning, and the future is bright!

Cheers,
Mike

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269 | Lesson 19 - Quick Update

Hey there. I worked on Lesson 19 (Circle of Fifths) all day yesterday. Here's a short update that we filmed last night. Enjoy!

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November 26, 2023
On the Topic of Holiday Discounts

Hello! 'Tis the season for this message:

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can someone direct me to the best video/post to explain the shapes and colors? i can't find anything that explains it directly.

282 | Do You Really NEED Music Theory?

In music, there is serious debate (and confusion) about music theory. The question is -- do you really NEED to learn it or not? Well, the answer may surprise you....

Join the live stream -- Monday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain:
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hi all, where do i go to get started on learning the colour music

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287 | Guitar Strum Patterns

To play the guitar, you must know chords. That is, how to press the strings to form harmonies. But of equal importance how you strum the instrument with your other hand. In this video, we explore art of strum patterns to make great music.

Join the live stream -- Monday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain:

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Open Hour Q&A - Saturday, May 25

Hey -- I'm answering your questions and hanging out via live stream Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain. (Ask any questions Live or post them on Locals in advance.) This Open Hour is for supporters. THANK YOU!

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286 | Key Change using the Circle of Fifths

How do you change keys during a song? Is there a smooth way to make this shift? Here, we look at a classic song by George Harrison to see how the chord progression effortlessly moves between keys. And it's easy to see using the circle of fifths....

Join the live stream -- Monday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain:

https://youtube.com/live/NdRS-RG-q7E

To dive into the details yourself, here are the diagrams we explored in the video:

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