UNDERSTANDING INTERVALS

An “interval” in music is simply distance between two tones. Just like inches, feet, yards, and meters describe distance in physical spaces, intervals like “half steps” and “whole steps” describe distance in music. “Half steps” are from key to key with no keys in between, “Whole steps” always skip a key […]

Jazz Guitar(i)[ Scales & Nodes]

Love them or hate them, scales are an important tool in the improvisational vocabulary of jazz guitarists in any stage of their development. Learning to play scales and applying them to chord progressions will allow you to comfortably navigate common jazz chord changes, helping to build confidence and encourage you to explore more complex […]

Rudiments (i)

Single stroke A stroke performs a single percussive note. There are four basic single strokes. double stroke A double stroke consists of two single strokes played by the same hand (either RRorLL). diddle A diddle is a double stroke played at the current prevailing speed of the piece. For example, if […]

Analyzing Subsidiary Chords

You might have heard about subsidiary chords and you were like “OMG”…. those must be heavenly chords…… i was once in those shoes before……without taking much of your time and bore you with long talks i will like to analyse subsidiary chords and prove to you that it is nothing difficult […]