Theory Lessons

This category includes lessons that focus on theory based concepts. Music theory is the study of common practices and possibilities in music. It covers analysis of the main elements of music.

Blues Changes

Blues Changes

In this lesson we will learn a simple 12 Bar Blues chord progression
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Finding Chords Using the Major Scale

Finding Chords Using the Major Scale

In this lesson we will be learning the formulas for building major and minor chords anh how to use the Major scale to find these particular notes.
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Basic Major Scale Harmony

Basic Major Scale Harmony

In this lesson we will be learning about chords and how they relate to the major scale within a certain key.
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Finding Notes on the Neck

Finding Notes on the Neck

In this lesson we will be learning about the 12 notes used in music and how to find them on the neck of your ukulele
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The Anatomy of a Song

The Anatomy of a Song

In this lesson, I want to talk about various types of song forms, their parts and how they fit together. Every wonder what a "bridge" is? Hopefully this lesson will answer some of those questions.
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I IV V Chord Study

I IV V Chord Study

In this lesson we will study the very popular I, IV, V chord progression.
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The Number System

The Number System

In this lesson we will be studying a system of understanding chords in a different way. It involves taking the chords and converting them to numbers or roman numerals.  This system is important and useful because you can take the numbers of chords and easily apply them to changing keys. And it also provides an easy way to communicate musically with other musicians.
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Transposing Songs to Different Keys

Transposing Songs to Different Keys

In this lesson we will be learning how to transpose songs to different keys.  We will use and analyze the song Meant To Be as an example.  Bryan originally did the lesson in the key of G and Ashley will be demonstrating how to transpose to the original key of Bb. This concept can be applied to anything and can be especially useful to change the key of songs to match your vocal range.
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Explaining Dynamics

Explaining Dynamics

In this lesson we will be discussing dynamics and how they are marked on a chart or tab, and also how to use them to make an impact on the song.  We will be using the song Natural Woman as an example to explain dynamics.
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Musical Harmony - V to I Chord Progression

Musical Harmony - V to I Chord Progression

In this lesson we will be talking about musical harmony. Through the analysis of music we can notice tendencies and we call this music theory.  Specifically we will study the fundamental music theory idea of the V to I chord progression.
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Ukulele For Guitar Players

Ukulele For Guitar Players

In this lesson Ashley will be discussing the similarities between ukulele and guitar.  For guitar players learning ukulele this is a great lesson to study.
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