Create a G major scale using the major scale formula (W W H W W W H)
After you have created the scale, create the diatonic triads above each scale degree. (Hint: Create "snowmen")
If you need a refresher on Diatonic Chords.... Check this out
This week we will be focusing on diatonic chords and songs that use them. Here is our first....
J Dilla's Donuts is one of the most important instrumental hip-hop albums. It was released just over 10 years ago (Feb. 6, 2006) 3 days before Dilla passed away. Most of the album was created in from his hospital bed using a Boss Sp-303 and a portable 45 player. Dilla was a hugely influential producer. He was behind the group Slum Village and worked with The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, and a bunch of other people/groups. His music is still influencing hip hop and jazz artists today (The pianist Robert Glasper comes to mind...)
Remember to listen for the interval between the first and second notes. If you hear a Major 3rd first, the chord could either be a Major 7th or a Dominant 7th. If you hear a Minor 3rd first, then it has to be a Minor 7th.
What is your Major 3rd song? (i.e. a song that starts with a major 3rd. The following start with a Major 3rd, When the Saints go Marching In, Four Seasons:Spring by Vivaldi, etc)
What is your Minor 3rd song? (Iron Man, Seven Nation Army, Smoke on the Water)
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So far this semester, we have worked on a number of music theory skills/concepts that will improve your musicianship and help develop a deeper understanding of music.
Let's do a skill inventory and see what our level of understanding is on these topics.
Ask your self "I can..." for each of these skills.
How many of these skills do you have at mastery level?
Ear Training Quiz Tomorrow on 7th Chords... (Click here for extra practice)
Don't forget about your practice log....
What is the I chord (triad) in F major?
What is the IV chord (triad) in F Major?
Spell each chord....
These are DIATONIC TRIADS. If you need a review guide, click here
Ear Training Time!!!!
Don't forget to fill out your daily practice log
Diatonic Chord Progressions
Add these to your practice routine.
Start with the key C
Happy Birthday Handel!
Figure out the notes in the following Triads:
After you have figured the notes write them on the staff below. Write the root in the bass clef and the full triad in the treble clef.
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