Theory

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12 Bar Blues Progression

The 12 bar blues progression, and variations on its theme, is the basis for all blues, some jazz, and many rock & roll songs. It uses all dominate 7th chords. Read More
A Major

A Major

A major has 3 sharps: G#, C#, and F#. The key contains the following chords: A maj, B min, C# min, D maj, E maj, F# min, G# diminished. Read More
Ab Major

Ab Major

Ab Major has 4 flats: Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db. The relative minor of Ab Major is F minor. Ab Major is tonally identical to and can be referred to as G# Major. Read More

Allegro Non Troppo

Allegro Non Troppo is a musical term describing tempo. In Italian it means fast but not too fast. Read More
B Major

B Major

The key of B major uses five sharps: A#, D#, G#, C#, and F#. The chords in B major are: B maj, C# min, D# min, E maj, F# maj, G# min, A# diminished. Read More
Bb Major

Bb Major

Bb Major has 2 flats: Bb, and Eb. The relative minor of Bb major is G minor. Bb Major is tonally identical to and can be referred to as A# Major. Read More
C Major

C Major

C major uses no sharps or flats. The chords in this key are: C maj, D min, E min, F maj, G maj, A min, B diminished. The relative minor of C Major is A minor. Read More
Circle Of Fifths

Circle Of Fifths

If you start at middle C and work your way up the musical scale by intervals of perfect fifths you will eventually play all twelve notes, completing the circle. Read More
Cold Modulation

Cold Modulation

Cold Modulation refers to the practice of changing keys in a musical piece by applying an immediate key change with no preparatory harmonic progression. Read More
D Major

D Major

The key of D major contains two sharps: C# and F#. The chords in this key are: D maj, E min, F# min, G maj, A maj, B min, C# diminished. Read More
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