Tamás Gáll has just developed a new chord training site called It’s Chordtime, which allows you to change chords to a regular metronome tempo and help become a smoother player. Read the rest of this entry »
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Chris has found this interesting lecture from the basic Listening To Music course by Yale University and feels it would repay many members of our group for the time spent watching it.
It opens with a preamble about musical notation & the reasons we use it (also mentioned in last month’s PLUC Weekend Workout & other music theory postings if you need more detail). Then the majority of Prof Craig Wright’s talk covers rhythm in many music styles, showing how different time signatures sound & getting students to listen to various pieces of music so they can conduct along to the beat. Read the rest of this entry »
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People learn ukulele & music theory differently, so I was interested to find the Rainbow Music site, which offers free on-line music lessons, basing learning round colour-coded musical notes.
Tags: Fretboard Map, Intro To Music Theory, Introduction To Music Theory, Learn Fretboard, Learning Chords, Learning Notes, Learning Resource, Music Theory, PLUC Weekend Workout, Rainbow Music, Ukulele
Another interesting learning resource site I found this week is memrise. Its main section is on-line language courses, with novel ways of getting you to learn the vocabulary (along with mnemonics, submitted by fellow learners, which may or may not seem useful to you!) but it covers a lot more under Other Topics..
It’s a free sign-up. You do short, timed tests to build your knowledge & can return as often or infrequently as you wish to practice. There is a reasonable Musical Notation section with all manner of items to help your music theory knowledge, such as:
- Chord Spelling – Beginner & Intermediate 1 (learn what notes make up each chord);
- Major Key Signatures & Minor Key Signatures (get to grips with the numbers of sharps or flats in each key);
- Ukulele Chords – Major, Minor, Dominant Sevenths & Minor Sevenths (identify pics of the chords to improve your playing).
Tags: Beginners Music Theory, Chords, Dominant Seventh Chord, Intermediate Music Theory, Key Signatures, Learning Chords, Learning Notes, Learning Resource, Major Chord, memrise, Minor Chord, Minor Seventh Chord, Music Theory, Musical Notation, Quiz, Ukuele Chords, Ukulele, Weekend Workout