Friday, 7 October 2011

Musical Terms You Need to Know For GCSE Music 'Homophony'

Homophony (one melodic voice prominent over others)

Practically every modern song has some sort of homophony. The vocals are prominent over the other instruments, creating homophony.
Elvis 'Hound Dog' is an example of homophony. Prominant vocal with other instruments in background

1812 overture is another example

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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Rock Licks Guitar Lessons in South Shields What Will I Learn

What Will I Learn From Guitar Lessons
We’ll look at the CAGED system to learn chords. This will mean you will know
  • ·         Major Minor and 7th Chords in open positions (All other chord types)
  • ·         All above chords in five positions covering the entire guitar neck
  • ·         Barre Chords
  • ·         Understanding Chord names
Understanding the Guitar Neck

You will learn to be able to work out the names of all the notes on the fret board.  Understanding the musical alphabet enables the student to easily work out notes on guitar.
  • ·         Pentatonic Scale Major/Minor in all keys
  • ·         Blues Scale in all keys
  • ·         Major Scales in all keys
  • ·         Modes (Ionian/Dorian/Phrygian/Lydian/Mixolydian/Aeolian/Locrian
  • ·         Harmonic Minor Scale
  • ·         Diminished and Symmetrical Scale
  • Exotic Scales
  • Understanding Key Signatures
  • ·         Cycle of Fiths
  • ·         Chords in All Keys
  • ·         Relative Major and Minor Keys

How To Read Guitar Tablature
Guitar Tablature is a very popular and easy way to learn to play guitar pieces without necessarily having to learn to read music.

How To Read Music
Many guitarists don’t learn to read music. One reason is people think it’s going to be difficult or that it is unnecessary. Though learning to read music is optional realising how easy it is encourages students to learn.

  • ·         Strumming and Rhythm
  • ·         Finger Picking
  • ·         Lead Guitar (String Bends/ Vibrato)
  • ·         Arpeggios
  • ·         Sweep Picking
  • ·         Two Hand Tapping

How To Write Songs

  • ·         Understanding Popular Chord Progressions
  • ·         Song Structure
  • ·         Writing a Guitar Solo

How To Play With a Band
  • ·         Timing
  • ·         Using Backing Tracks
  • ·         Memorizing Songs

  • ·         Software (Cubase/Guitar Rig/Amplitube)
  • ·         Setting Up Amp
  • ·         Guitar Tone
  • Guitar Lessons in south shields