• The Most Practical Way To Master All 12 Keys

    I’m often asked the best way to learn all 12 keys and while I’ve advocated many methods in the past, the most practical way is to adapt my “3 x 12” rule.

    Simply put: Take 3 songs you know and learn them in all 12 keys.

    It helps if they are songs that utilize a variety of different chords. That’s why picking 3 is important because between them, you should get a good mix of chords off every tone of the scale…

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    The Easiest Way To Learn All 12 Keys

    When it comes to learning all 12 keys, there’s a few ways to do it. You can use the number system and chord approach. In this approach, you simply ask yourself two questions:

    1) What number of the scale am I on (aka “scale degree”)? 2) What kind of chord am I playing?

    If you were in C major…

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    How to transpose stuff…

    To “transpose” a song, melody, chord, or progression is to play the same exact sequence of notes and intervals in another key. In other words, if I were to play a chord progression like “C major — F major — G major” in the key of C major, by transposing it, I can play the […]

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