• Melodic Progressions vs. Intervals

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    In this lesson, learn the difference between melodic progressions and intervals. One is the building blocks of scales; the other, chords. Learn the ins and outs of each.

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    Whole Tone Scale Demystified

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    The whole tone scale is a useful one to know and because of its unique structure, very versatile. It is a 6-tone scale consisting of all whole steps. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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    Introduction to Melodic Progressions: Semitones and Wholetones Redefined

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    In this lesson, I want to introduce you to melodic progressions – semitones and wholetones and their relationship to the octave. And most importantly, why it’s important to understand how to use them.

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    Beyond the Number “Eight” – 4 Dimensions Of The Octave

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    Octave comes from the Latin word octava which means eight. It is the distance of one key to the very next key. But let’s dig a little deeper and learn the 4 dimensions of the octave and how to apply it.

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    Consonant Intervals: The Building Blocks Of Major and Minor Triads (+ Bonus 111-pg PDF Quick Guide)

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    In this lesson, we’ll explore the ins and outs of consonant intervals. An “interval” is the distance between two points, events, or ends. Learn the difference between consonant and dissonant intervals and how they’re the building blocks of chords.

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    Pedal Point Progressions: Bass Note vs Foreign Harmony

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    A pedal point is a sustained tone, typically in the bass, that is played while a foreign harmony or chord is sounded on the right hand. Learn the ins and outs of pedal points and how to use them in this lesson.

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    The Coltrane Changes

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    In jazz harmony, “Coltrane Changes” refers to substitute chord progressions made popular by jazz musician, John Coltrane. In this post, we’ll explore how it works.

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