New theory tutorials on DoctorKeys
It’s been a a while since I’ve blogged and I’d like to fill you in on some new videos. All these lessons can be accessed by subscribers from the main course list.
STEPS, HALF STEPS, SHARPS & FLATS
Intervals are the building blocks of music, and the half step is the smallest and most fundamental. We’ll talk about that, as well as sharps and flats, in this lesson.
In our online course we’ve been sticking to the white keys so far (playing in the key of C). Now you’ll see how the black keys fit into the picture.
HOW TO PLAY ANY MAJOR SCALE OR MAJOR CHORD
When you know the pattern of whole and half steps that make up the major scale, you can easily find any major chord. And the major chord is the starting point for building all others.
Sound like a useful lesson? You bet!
HOW TO TRANSPOSE A SONG USING NUMBERS
To transpose is to raise or lower the pitch of a song so you can sing it more easily. The numbering system you’ll learn in this video makes transposing simple.
What’s more, labelling chords with numbers instead of letters makes it infinitely easier to grasp the standard chord progressions songwriters use again and again.