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    I just re-read your original post. Please excuse...

    I just re-read your original post. Please excuse the technical response I gave initially. The reason charts don't show inversions for guitar parts is that it is left up to the musician to choose...
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    Using inversions on the guitar is no different...

    Using inversions on the guitar is no different than using inversions on a keyboard. The only practical difference is that people "see" a chord on the piano as a collection of notes, variable in...
  3. I just checked your other posts and it sounds...

    I just checked your other posts and it sounds like you are more of a math or science guy than you are versed in the language of music theory. If I have that correct then it may turn out that you...
  4. With all due respect, your question sounds a lot...

    With all due respect, your question sounds a lot like hundreds of others that have been asked over the years by students that have not yet learned about scale harmonization and the nature of keys....
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    There are various ways to organize chord...

    There are various ways to organize chord voicings. Voicings make a more worthwhile goal than chord shapes since voicings define sounds as opposed to shapes which only define blind fretboard geometry....
  6. Thread: Harmony Analysis

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    To bo honest, this thread is too theoretical....

    To bo honest, this thread is too theoretical. Tear into the project and get back to us with specific examples and specific questions. Please use notation and include as much of the piece as possible...
  7. Thread: Harmony Analysis

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    I'd suggest you get used to writing out lead...

    I'd suggest you get used to writing out lead sheets. They are similar to your linked example but include much more information (Melody, Chords, Rhythm, etc). Do a google search for "musical lead...
  8. Thread: Harmony Analysis

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    I'm not sure what YOU mean by "Play Charts" but...

    I'm not sure what YOU mean by "Play Charts" but we'll see where you go.



    The drums only affect the rhythm and not the harmony, so for the sake of Harmonic analysis you can ignore the drums. ...
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    If you play the C major scale in the 3rd...

    If you play the C major scale in the 3rd position: Then you'll find you have to extend the little finger to reach the B (7th fret) on the low E string. (also the E at the 7th fret, A string and the A...
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    Again "position", in it's classical use, has...

    Again "position", in it's classical use, has nothing to do with keys or locations of tonic notes. "Position" defines a hand location along the neck - specifically the fret number that an un-extended...
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    I would say no, since the "open position" by...

    I would say no, since the "open position" by definition includes the open strings (which would be the same note as a lower string 5th fret)

    Note that "Open position" is what it is regardless of...
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    Zanshin, Note that there are three positions...

    Zanshin,

    Note that there are three positions for the G major scale that include the "G" note at the 3rd fret of the 6th (Low E) string. They are open (1st), 2nd and 4th positions. [Technically,...
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    That's it. Once you start looking past the chord...

    That's it. Once you start looking past the chord symbols and learn to think in terms of the notes that make up each chord - this kind of thing is very easy to see. Think of it as the next layer...
  14. Thread: Subtonic

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    That's the way my ear hears it. I vote...

    That's the way my ear hears it.


    I vote "Yes".


    1) In a melodic setting - yes. In a harmonic setting - hell yes.
    2) True. Do you see why I think of the harmonic and melodic minors as...
  15. Thread: Subtonic

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    What does your ear tell you? What does the...

    What does your ear tell you? What does the difference in names tell you (leading tone vs subtonic)? What does that fact that the subtonic is part of the minor pentatonic tell you? How do you resolve...
  16. Intervals can resolve "inward" to a smaller...

    Intervals can resolve "inward" to a smaller interval - or - "outward" towards a larger interval:

    The diminished 5th interval between the major 3rd and minor 7th of a V7 chord normally "resolves...
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    When you work out the diatonic chord progressions...

    When you work out the diatonic chord progressions for the natural minor key - you'll find that the chords that define "normal" major scale cadences are very weak. This is why the harmonic and...
  18. Thread: Harmonics

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    If you want to accentuate the fundamental - then...

    If you want to accentuate the fundamental - then you pluck the string at the 1/2 string length point (which is always 12 frets higher than the fretted note). If you want to play a the 2nd harmonic...
  19. Thread: Harmonics

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    It depends which string you are taking about (and...

    It depends which string you are taking about (and of course the tuning and the specific instrument).



    The position of the nodes are relative to the string length only. Since tuning doesn't...
  20. Please excuse the repeat response: Relative to...

    Please excuse the repeat response:

    Relative to your quote above, we bring nothing to the music by throwing random notes at the listener. This is true even if those notes are all chord tones. If...
  21. Since I think of chords in terms of chord...

    Since I think of chords in terms of chord spellings (all the chord tones) and visualize chords on the guitar in terms of 2-octave arpeggios - I see all the notes of the chord that are within reach of...
  22. This subject is very near and dear to my heart,...

    This subject is very near and dear to my heart, as it was something I struggled with for years as I was trying to learn the notes of the fretboard via scales and scale patterns. After too many years...
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    This does have a certain ring to it. . . . lol

    This does have a certain ring to it. . . . lol
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    This is an important point. Don't let the Jazz...

    This is an important point. Don't let the Jazz reference throw you off, harmonic techniques as used today in modern music is largely driven by jazz techniques but is fully applicable in every form...
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    A simple voice leading example in D Major: Em7...

    A simple voice leading example in D Major:

    Em7 A7 Dmaj

    Em7: x-5-5-4-5-x = D-G-B-E
    A7: x-4-5-2-5-x = C#-G-A-E
    Dmaj: x-5-4-2-3-x = D-F#-A-D

    If you look at each string you can see the...
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