• If Spelling Can Make Or Mar The Octave, Then Take It Seriously

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    Today, we will be looking at the influence spelling can have on the octave.

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    Here’s a foolproof guide that’ll have you naming chords correctly… TONIGHT!

    checklistsmall.jpgYesterday’s lesson was one of my longest yet. And it was worth it! I took you through a foolproof method for naming chords correctly. And many of you were helped tremendously (per your comments and radio show feedback last night).

    Today, I want to make it even plainer…

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    At Last! A foolproof method for naming chords

    foolproofsmall.jpgAs you know, a lot of my blog posts have exercises at the end that invite readers to participate. One exercise might be to figure out the same chord voicing in all 12 keys, with each reader taking a key of their own (I love those!). Others are more complex.

    And while these have been an overwhelming success, sometimes I’ve noticed some common mistakes when it comes to naming chords…

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