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Offline Zwebb

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chords....how use them together...
« on: September 28, 2011, 11:20:43 pm »
I feel as if I should get and understand this, but I just can't figure out how to put chords together, majors, minors, 7's. I just dont know when and where I should put them. Just point me in the right direction and I'lll be forever grateful!!!! -Zack

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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 11:37:33 pm »
Zack, can you expand on your question a bit mate?

Do you :

  • Understand what a key is?
  • Understand scales?
  • Understand how chords are constructed?


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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 06:38:03 am »
and can you play any songs yet?

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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 06:44:38 pm »
Yeah I can play a handful of songs, I bought Justin's Practical music theory. I understand the formula's on constructing chords. I'm not so strong on understanding keys. Im in the middle of memorizing and knowing where the notes are on the neck. I just get a little frustrated, I feel I'm stuck. I just need help on comprehending it all. I appreciate all the help I can get!

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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 06:53:08 pm »
search the forum for

harmonising the major scale

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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 07:28:43 pm »
Thanks so much! I'll let you know how it goes!

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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 08:26:44 am »
@Zwebb - sounds to me like you need to play a little more and think less!! :) It's easy for all of us to get into the understanding, but often playing will help the thoughts settle into the right places... try just playing some songs, easy jazz standards or something...
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 01:47:51 am »
Justin has it right Zack, but if you're struggling a bit with keys - see one of my old posts here and see if it helps you any. There's probably better explanations on here, but hopeully this can point you in the right direction.

http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=20935.0


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Re: chords....how use them together...
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 04:14:48 am »
Hey!

Thank you for posting the link. Its such a big help. :D