How To Easily Figure Out The Key Of A Song

Keys on a keyring
I tried the handle. The car was definitely locked. I glared through the window at the key in the ignition and rattled the other keys in my pocket. Why did I take my car in for a warrant today? I walked down the line of cars waiting to get checked and explained my predicament to the mechanic working next door. ... Read More

How To Read Chord Symbols In 3 Easy Steps

Crazy piano chords

What is a chord symbol? A chord symbol is a shorthand way of describing the notes that make up a chord. Chord symbols are often used for notating the harmony of lead sheets or chord charts online. They are useful because you don’t have to write every single note of every chord on a stave using traditional musical notation. It’s … Read More

How To Learn Music Theory 10 Times Faster

Why is music theory boring

When most people think of music theory, they imagine something dry and boring. Struggling to read the black dots on paper, learning how to draw a treble clef, wondering what a neapolitan sixth is and what on earth you’re meant to do with it. Eventually, most people give up. It’s more fun to grab your instrument and make some noise. … Read More

How To Read Chord Progressions Like A Pro

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Have you ever tried to learn a song and felt overwhelmed by the number of chords you had to remember? Have you ever wondered how your idols are able to play a whole show with no music and remember where every chord goes? Guess what, it’s easier than you think! How We Read Words Can you read this paragraph? Even … Read More