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music theory on the net, fast please!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Suckbird, Jun 19, 2005.


  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    I dont really know any proper name for this but my neck was "closed" when i woke up this morning and i cant do much, it hurts and i'm not able to play bass so i thought i could learn some more theory.

    I know some basics:

    -Scales and modes and over what chord the fit.

    -Chords, minor and major, 6ths,7ths, 5ths and how they are built up.

    -And a little bit of reading.

    I would like to learn chord proggressions, like i have heard about IV, V, VI, VII, what is this? just 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th chords?
    I have heard people tlak about "after VII chord then usually a hmmmhmmmm chord comes"

    What some common chord proggressions?

    I know steve harris usually plays whole tones like, D to C to bB to C...

    what other theory should i learn?

    please post some websites where i can easily print out theory that i can read whie resting...
     
  2. When you say your neck is closed, do you mean your throat? If so, I think you may have a problem which you need to address quite urgently before you busy yourself with learning any more music theory. :eek: :D :eek: :D :eek: :D :eek:
     
  3. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Here's something worth learning. These are fretboard chord and scale charts.

    N = Nut
    1 = Fret 1

    Code:
    C Diatonic      Cmaj7  Dm7    Em7    Fmaj7  G7     Am7    Bm7b5
    Major Scale
    
       EADG
       0000	        ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||  ||||
    N  ----	        ----   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----  ----
    1  0|||         ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||  ||||
    2  |000	        ||0|   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||  |0|0
    3  000|	        |0||   ||0|   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||  ||0|
    4  |||0	        |||0   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||  ||||
    5  0000         ||||   |0|0   ||0|   ||||   ||||   ||||  ||||
    6  ||||         ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||  ||||
    7  0000         ||||   ||||   |0|0   ||0|   ||||   ||||  ||||
    8  00||         ||||   ||||   ||||   |0||   ||||   ||||  ||||
    9  ||00         ||||   ||||   ||||   |||0   ||0|   ||||  ||||
    10 0000         ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   |0|0   ||0|  ||||
    11 ||||         ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||  ||||
    12 0000         ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   ||||   |0|0  ||||
    It sounds like you've got all the basics you need. It's like that saying - "It's not what you've got, but how you use it".

    Also, If anyone has got a problem with it - email me. You know who you are ;)
     
  4. Tash

    Tash

    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    These are refering to chords within a given key. I being the first chord, IV being the fourth. You will see them written in lower case letters often as well, that indicates a minor chord (ii or vi for example).
     
  5. musictheory.net
     
  6. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    N = Nut
    1 = Fret One
    Code:
    C Diatonic      C Ion  D Dor  E Phry  F Lyd  G Mixo  A Aeol  B Loc
    Major Scale
    
       EADG
       0000	        ||||   ||||   ||||    ||||   ||||    |000    ||||
    N  ----	        ----   ----   ----    ----   ----    ----    ----
    1  0|||         ||||   ||||   ||||    ||||   ||||    ||||    ||||
    2  |000	        ||00   ||||   ||||    ||||   ||||    |000    |000
    3  000|	        |00|   ||||   ||||    ||||   ||||    |00|    |00|
    4  |||0	        |||0   |||0   ||||    ||||   ||||    ||||    |||0
    5  0000         |000   |000   ||||    ||||   ||||    ||||    |00|
    6  ||||         ||||   ||||   ||||    ||||   ||||    ||||    ||||
    7  0000         ||||   |000   |000    ||00   ||||    ||||    ||||
    8  00||         ||||   |0||   |0||    |0||   ||||    ||||    ||||
    9  ||00         ||||   ||||   ||00    ||00   ||00    ||||    ||||
    10 0000         ||||   ||||   |00|    |000   |000    ||||    ||||
    11 ||||         ||||   ||||   ||||    ||||   ||||    ||||    ||||
    12 0000         ||||   ||||   ||||    ||||   |000    ||||    ||||
     
  7. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001

    :eek: :eek: :eek:
    THAT....is the coolest music site I've seen in a long, long time.

    Thanks for that link.
     
  8. Bassist4Life

    Bassist4Life

    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    +2 on this website! Bigtime! Go there! Do it! There is stuff there that even advanced music students can benefit from.

    http://www.musictheory.net

    Joe
     
  9. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I was just practicing all the triads and 7th chords in of C Major in ascending and descending order today. While the ascending part was mostly easy, the descending part caught me a few times.

    Kind of odd I see your charts after reacquainting myself with the basics in today's practice. I see it as a sign. :)

    Now to practice ascending & descending triads & 7th chords for every scale/mode over the next few weeks. Should burn the scales into my brain and solidify my remebance of the fretboard at the same time.

    Once I have this down I'll start alternating the chord tones (1-5-3-7 instead of 1-3-5-7 or 7-5-3-1 for example). I'm hoping this will get all the chord stuff under my nails and get some new sounds in my head.
     
  10. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
  11. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    That's a pretty cool site! I like the interval training tool.
     
  12. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    +1 I was about to say that.