Minor chords create a sound which is somber or serious; some people even think of minor chords as "sad", as opposed to major chords which sound "normal", or "happy". Some of the great classics ar...
Major and minor chords are the meat & potatoes of a musical meal. To add saltiness to the meal, add a few diminished chords.There are four basic kinds of triads (3-note chords) in music:Major tria...
Every since about 1709 when Christofori announced that he had invented an instrument to upscale the harpsichord,the piano has been the premier musical instrument in terms of popularity and versatility...
Augmented chords are to a piece of music like pepper is to a meal; you would never sit down to a meal of pepper alone, but you might sprinkle a little on your food to liven up the taste a bit. Use aug...
With the advent of the internet there is no longer any excuse for not learning music if a person wants to learn. Learning music online has revolutionized learning, since it is the first time in histor...
A guitar is a fantastic instrument. It can be extremely difficult to master but it also invites you to explore the beautiful but easy chords that are available. I will give you some easy but nice soun...
Adding color tones to a chord is like adding colors to a black and white drawing; it adds depth and dimension and well as bringing it to life.There is a time and place, of course, for "black and white...
Did you know that music is based on natural "laws" -- like gravity -- and by learning to understand how those natural laws work we can actually understand what we are doing when we play -- we don't ha...
An interesting experiment is to ask people how many chords there are in music. You'll be surprised to find out that most musicians don't do any better at answering that question than non-musicians.Why...
In this article, I want to take a solo melody and show how to apply chords to harmonize it. Don't forget to click the links for each step so that you can see exactly what I'm describing. The princi...