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189 | Guide to Note Names in Music
understanding enharmonic labels
February 06, 2023
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The names for notes can seem confusing -- with all the different sharp and flat symbols. How do you know when to use which names in different contexts? It can be maddening.

But really, it's all very easy to easy to understand once you know two simple rules in music, as this video explains:

In a nutshell, the two rules for labeling the notes in a given key/scale are:

  1. Note names are listed in alphabetical order
  2. You don't repeat letter names

That's really it. And for reference, these images summarize the correct names to use in every key. Notice how many of them are the same -- they're just "enharmonic" (or synonymous) versions of the same scale patterns.

If you ever need a refresher, these diagrams are a quick reference guide.

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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....

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278 - Easy Trick to Play Piano Chords

How do musicians move around the piano keyboard so quickly? And how do they know which notes to play in a progression?

Let's look at the underlying patterns that guide your eyes, mind, and hands to play chords on the piano with ease -- in any shape (or "inversion" ).

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281 | The Beatles - Glass Onion (music theory)

The Beatles' song, "Glass Onion" from the White Album is one of their best tracks. It has a distinctively tense sound that gets stuck in your head. So let's look at this tune through the lens of music theory to see how John Lennon wrote this chord progression.

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To play along with (and pick apart) this song, here are the chord diagrams for each section:

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Join me for this week's Open Hour Q&A live stream Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.

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