Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Guitar Scales

Hi my friends, I hope all is well with you.

For the past months I have been sharing some basic information on guitar scales. To be more specific I have showed illustrations has to how you can play the C major scale, G major scale and the D major scale. Today I want ot continue our lesson on guitar scales. In the near future I will be writing articles about guitar chords and even share information on how to use chord progressions.

I know you might be wondering why would I dedicate my time to blog about music, but I must say that music as been a great part of my life since I was a child. I love music and love to teach it to anyone who loves it.

Today's guitar scale is A major. Here are the notes for A major scale.

A B C# D E F# G# A
1  2  3   4  5  6    7   8



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Monday, 19 September 2011

An easy way to record CD at your home.

Today I was searching for some information on the internet and some how I came to a blog site with information on how to record audio cd in your studio. I've found the article to be very interesting and the information was useful for my students who have been doing basic recordings for the CSEC Music examinations.

After reading the article I have realized that if my students can do their own recordings at their home instead of paying to do it at a studio it would benefit them alot. The information in the article outline the basic things that you need when doing your audio recordings with out spending a lot of money.


After you have read the article I would like you to give it a try. I thing the software used will give you alot of practice if you want to become a producer or studio engineer in the future.

Have a great day!

ELEMENTS OF MUSIC - Musical Texture

Musical Texture
Musical texture refers to the number of layers that is heard when an individual listens to a musical piece. There are three main types of musical textures in music. They are monophonic texture, polyphonic texture and homophonic texture.
Monophonic Texture – The word “mono” means one or single. Therefore we hear monophonic texture when a person sings alone without accompaniment or background music. So we can say that monophonic texture is heard when a single melodic line is performed without accompaniment. When an individual plays a saxophone or any other wind instrument alone, the single melody played by the instrument can be described as monophonic texture.
Polyphonic Texture – The word “poly” means many. One has to be careful when explaining the term polyphonic texture. Polyphonic texture is produced when more than one melody line is used in a particular musical piece. Remember that a melody is a series of notes that is played one after the other to form the tune of a song. Therefore, when polyphonic texture is been produced there are more than one melody that is present in the musical piece. Sometimes each melody begins at different bar or on different beat of the music and sometime they are performed simultaneously (at the same time). A “round” is an ideal example of what polyphonic texture is. Rounds are great activities that can be used to illustrate polyphonic texture but you can also hear polyphonic texture when more than one person sings two different melody lines at the same time. For example – one person singing the song “Mary had a little lamb” while another sings “London Bridge” at the same time.
Homophonic Texture – Homophonic texture is heard when a main melody is done but is been accompanied by chords played by musical instruments or produced by voices. So when an individual sings a song which is accompanied by the piano or guitar then homophonic texture is formed. Homophonic texture is the most popular of all the different types of texture, especially in modern or contemporary music. Homophonic texture is dominant and is most popular in musical genres such as Reggae, R&B, Souls and Rock. These musical genres have one thing in common; they have lead singers singing melodic lines that are accompanied by a band. It is as simple as that. So homophonic texture is heard everyday in this modern age.
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Monday, 12 September 2011

TODAY'S FREE GUITAR LESSON: Learn to play the D Major Scale on your guitar.

Hi guys! It has been a long time since my last post. I hope all is well today.

In today's lesson I want to show you how to play the D major scale on the guitar.

Here are the notes that make up the D Major Scale:

Below are two illustrations showing how to play the D Major Scale on the guitar. The illustrations shows how to play D Major Scale at two different locations on the guitar.



You should notice that illustration 2 shows how to play D Major Scale using open notes.

Thank you for participating in todays lesson. Remember to practise!

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