More chords – extend your vocab

Extending the range of chords you can use Last week we covered information on how to form the primary triads in a major key. This week we will look at an alternative way of forming chords that will rely on … Continue reading

Understanding chords (Part I)

    Understanding how chords are put together will help improve your understanding of how the music you play is constructed. The easiest way to approach understanding how chords work is to think of them as triads.  The term triad … Continue reading

Getting back to scales – are they a friend or foe?

If you are an adult player, attending a group on a regular basis, getting through the week and managing to even look at your instrument in its case outside of rehearsals can often be a miracle.  When you do have … Continue reading