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How do I write a song in G Major?
If you start writing a song with a G Major chord what other chords do you use? Have you been wondering that? Watch our video as it takes you through the theory of how chords in the key of G Major are built. Then try out our fun activity and see if you can work out which chords are used for some common chord progression in that key. You can take a look at the score and tablature by finding this lesson in our Musician's Den.
What is a relative minor?
If you play music chances are you've heard about a 'Relative Minor'. What is a relative minor and how do you use it? Each Major chord has a minor chord that relates to it note-wise. So, you can get tricky in music and play the minor chord instead of the Major chord in the right circumstances. It's a great way to expand your melodies, harmonies and solo playing. Watch our video for a full explanation.
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Awesome free Music Tips
Usually we create a complete blog entry for our free music tips. It's called the Musician's Den on this site. We put the image below up at our twitter page with a question about it. It's from our Super Beginner Bass book still in development. It's a great short bass line. But... according the music theory there's something not quite right about it. Can you spot it? Answer is below.
Answer - the notes for bar 1 all belong to the G Major chord they sit with. That's fine. However, in bar two there is a 'C' note as part of the bassline played against a D Major chord. The problem is that there is no 'C' note in the D Major scale. According to theory it should be a 'C#'. So, why does it work? It's because the key of the song is G Major and our brains become a little lenient and allow 'wrong' notes to appear at various parts of a song provided they are part of the key - like this C note behind a D Major chord. Can you think of any popular songs where this happens? Perhaps in your own songwriting you might find that a 'wrong' note is just the note you need.
Don't Stop the Drummer
And... we're going two for one. Improve your snare technique and build up endurance using 9 hit rolls on your snare drum (actually, you can play them on any drum). Play 9 tight, even hits using only your left hand and then do the same for the right. Give each last hit a little extra oomph to round out the roll nicely. You could try setting a metronome or click track at a super slow tempo and getting in all 9 hits on each beat. Repeat the exercise a few times in the one session.
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