Full sheet music (PDF), Audio files and more in Vol 2 Taming The Saxophone – Beginners Impro Minor Chords Im IVm & Vm (Gorilla) This exercise looks at how to work on the key scale and chords for the first
A quick recap about chords We learned in the book that chords are two or more notes played together. We know how chords are constructed, that they are derived from scales by counting up alternate notes: 1 – 3 –
Beyond Triads We will call these “special chords” as they don’t quite fit into the method of chord construction we have learned so far, but really they aren’t that special so don’t be scared of them. Up until now we
Why assign numbers to chords? If you have read part 1 of TTS vol 2 you should know how we use different types of numbers to help us understand about chords and chord sequences. This page gives you a visual explanation/reminder
SOTW Blues has moved here Rock & Roll (& Blues) for Beginners I Although you might think that theory and rock or blues playing don’t have much in common, it’s surprising how useful a bit of basic music training can
Here is a very simple lesson in the beginnings of harmony.
As you probably know, there are 7 notes in a major scale. In C these are C, D, E, F, G, A and B. We number these 1 to 7, often with roman numerals instead of note names, which makes it easier to think about this in any key.
The 12 Step Scale Chart Use this chart to visualise how a scale is made up of whole tones or half tones (aka tones & semitones). You can click on the Buttons to move forward/backward through the different scales. For
About Beginners’ Impro In this section of the site we expand on some of the material in the book, Taming The Saxophone vol2. Some of the pages in this section of the site include the basic sheet music of the