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by NoteBoat
August 18th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Time to let the cat out of the bag...
Replies: 46
Views: 31601

Re: Time to let the cat out of the bag...

It's amazing how time flies. Nine years ago today we opened our doors, and since then we've provided tens of thousands of music lessons to hundreds of students. Dozens of our students have been recognized as being the best young musicians in the state by the IMEA (Illinois Music Educator's Associati...
by NoteBoat
August 7th, 2017, 2:10 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 27
Views: 32599

Re: Back In Black - what key

A Dorian does not omit F#. As a matter of fact, F# is what makes A Dorian Dorian - if you leave it out, there's no difference between the rest of the notes and the notes of A natural minor. And when you say the v chord ,E is the tonic you're saying it's in the key of E. The V chord is called the dom...
by NoteBoat
July 31st, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What scale would I play over this chord?
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Re: What scale would I play over this chord?

You might also try a whole tone scale over Bb+, since augmented chords are made of two major thirds, each of which are two whole steps.
by NoteBoat
July 21st, 2017, 3:05 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to play an electric guitar like a classical one?
Replies: 7
Views: 6005

Re: Is it possible to play an electric guitar like a classical one?

Sort of. You can certainly play an electric guitar fingerstyle... but you won't be able to play it exactly like a classical guitar. There are several differences between the instruments. Alan has already touched on some, but a couple of other pretty big ones that matter are the action (electric guit...
by NoteBoat
July 16th, 2017, 3:08 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

Every metronome marking corresponds to the measure(meter) length.
No, they don't.

The meter change right before that marks the beat in the tempo mark, even though a measure of 2/2 is a metric unit, just like 3/8 and 3/4. http://i.imgur.com/JndSQfR.png
by NoteBoat
July 14th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

The Schoenberg piece is a great example... but not at the initial measure, because that's just a bpm tempo indication. Go a little farther in the piece and you'll find several changes of time signature. At measure 176 it changes to 2/2, with a tempo marking of Molto Allegro (half note = 108), and th...
by NoteBoat
July 14th, 2017, 11:40 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes!!
Replies: 7
Views: 8539

Re: Modes!!

chroma wrote:
July 5th, 2017, 10:41 pm
For example, C major starting from the fifth as the new tonic* makes G major; starting from D makes D minor.
The notes of C major starting from the fifth make a G Mixolydian scale, and the notes of C major starting from D make a D Dorian scale.
by NoteBoat
July 13th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

No, I am not confusing beats with pulse. Beats are the pulse. You, on the other hand, are confusing notes with beats. Tempo is measured in beats per minute , not in notes per minute. There are four quarter notes in a measure of 4/4, which represent four beats. There are also four quarter notes in a ...
by NoteBoat
July 13th, 2017, 3:51 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

Oh, and to follow on from something earlier in the thread: So at the same tempo, 2/4 and 4/4 are not the same, but 2/2 and 4/4 are because they take up the same amount of time. This isn't true. 2/2 is a duple meter (two beats per measure) and 4/4 is a quadruple meter (four beats per measure). And th...
by NoteBoat
July 13th, 2017, 3:43 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

Don't worry about having to listen 100 times. We've all been there - your ears will get better the more you do it.
by NoteBoat
July 12th, 2017, 5:03 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

I'm not sure that's helpful - two beats in 2/4 take exactly the same amount of time as two beats in 4/4, so the pace of the beats won't help identify the time signature change. What will help is mapping out the time between the downbeats, the primary stresses. When they're closer together (or farthe...
by NoteBoat
July 2nd, 2017, 5:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Don't understand modes??
Replies: 6
Views: 3528

Re: Don't understand modes??

The modes can be identified in relation to the major scale, but it's not correct to say they're "derived" from the scale. Modes were used for about a thousand years before anyone made a connection between them and the major scale.
by NoteBoat
July 2nd, 2017, 3:54 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

All musical meters come in groups of either two or three beats, with a stress on the first beat of the group. When a meter has more than three beats, it's some combination - a quadruple meter (four beats per measure) is two groups of two beats. The only difference between that and a duple meter is t...
by NoteBoat
July 1st, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable
Replies: 0
Views: 2293

Unbelievable

Some of you know I'm a guitar teacher - I've been doing it for 39 years now, and I own a music school that teaches all instruments. Today I had a new guitar student. He came in with his father last week to check the place out. His father told me he'd been taking lessons for 2 years, but was disappoi...