Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quick Music Fact...Figuring Out Chord Changes

The first thing that will help in determining,for starters,what the chord is in a song,listen and figure out the bass guitar note that is being played with the chord.That will usually be the root note of the chord.Then,is the chord a Major chord,minor chord or diminished or augmented?It will fall into one of those main groups,usually Major or minor for simpler songs.Of course their are 6ths,7ths,9ths,11ths,13ths,and altered,but we are talking basic here!And eventually your ear will start to hear the chords in the song,and you will know just by sitting and listening.So start your ear training soon by listening to and figuring out the chord changes to your favorite songs.


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