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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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November 19, 2023
250 | Chord Names and Numbers Explained

Hello. Join me for this live stream -- Monday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern:
https://youtube.com/live/DstBnhYnOcw

Chords are fundamental in music. They are the basis of songs. Yet most people don't understand where they get their names. And that's because all of the letter, number, and numeral symbols can be confusing. So let's look at how it all works....

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February 11, 2024
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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264 | Lesson 18 Update
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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:

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

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