Music Theory Made Simple #0: Index (TOC)

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  1. stevel

    stevel Member

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    Thanks to Boss (Killer Max) for doing the initial work of compiling this Table of Contents for me!

    I am going to try to keep up with it and add as I go.

    1.Music Theory Made Simple #1: The Musical Alphabet
    2.Music Theory Made Simple #2: Whole and Half Steps in the Natural Note Series
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    Music Theory Made Simple #3: The Major Scale
    4.Music Theory Made Simple #4: Sharps, Flats, and Accidentals
    5.Music Theory Made Simple #5: Using Accidentals to Affect Interval Size, Basic Concept
    6.Music THeory Made Simple #6: Guitar is TOO EASY!
    7.Music Theory Made Simple #7: Constructing Major Scales
    8.Music Theory Made Simple #8: The Natural Minor Scale
    9.Music Theory Made Simple #9: Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths
    10.Music Theory Made Simple #10: Minor Keys and the Circle of Fifths
    11.Music Theory Made Simple #11: Harmonic Minor
    12.Music Theory Made Simple #12: Melodic Minor
    13.Music Theory Made Simple #13: Parallel Keys
    14.Music Theory Made Simple #14: "The" Pentatonic ScaleS
    15.Music Theory Made Simple #15: The Hexatonic Scale
    16.Music Theory Made Simple #16: Intervals, Part 1
    17.Music Theory Made Simple #17: Intervals, Part 2
    18.Music Theory Made Simple #18: Intervals, Part 3
    19.Music Theory Made Simple #19: Intervals, Part 4: The Inversion Principle
    20.Music Theory Made Simple #20: Calculating Intervals by Semitones
    21.Music Theory Made Simple #21: Calculating Intervals by Reference Point
    22.Music Theory Made Simple #22: Let's Calculate an Interval
    23.Music Theory Made Simple #23: Scale Degree Names
    24.Music Theory Made Simple #24: String Intervals on the Guitar
    25.Music Theory Made Simple #25: Octaves on the Guitar
    26.Music Theory Made Simple #26: 4ths and 5ths on the Guitar
    27.Music Theory Made Simple #27: 2nds and 7th on the Guitar
    28.Music Theory Made Simple #28: 3rds and 6ths on the Guitar
    29.Music Theory Made Simple #29: Harmonizing a Scale with an Interval
    30.Music Theory Made Simple #30: Intervals Review
    31.Music Theory Made Simple #31: The SECRET to Music Theory
    32.Music Theory Made Simple #32: Tertian Harmony
    33.Music Theory Made Simple #33: Tertian Triads and Chords

    34.Music Theory Made Simple #34: Triad Qualities
    35.Music Theory Made Simple #35: Finding the Root

    36.Music Theory Made Simple #36: Triads on the Guitar

    37.Music Theory Made Simple #37: More Triads on Guitar

    38.Music Theory Made Simple #38: Open Position Triads
    39.Music Theory Made Simple #39: Diatonic Triads in a Major Key

    40.Music Theory Made Simple #40: Numeral Analysis Systems
    41a.Music Theory Made Simple #41a: Diatonic Minor Triads Part 1
    41b.Music Theory Made Simple #41b: Diatonic Minor Triads Part 2

    42.Music Theory Made Simple #42: The Harmonized Scale: Triads

    43.Music Theory Made Simple #43: Seventh Chords
    44.Music Theory Made Simple #44: Diatonic Seventh Chords
    45.Music Theory Made Simple #45: Inverted Seventh Chords


    complete as of 05.12.14 (note: links to #1 or the next in the series are not present in the most recent few posts and I plan to go back and make them all take you back here to make things easier on me!)
    Steve
     
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  2. vanderkalin

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    This should be a sticky.
     
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    You were reading my mind! I just had this same thought a few minutes ago.

    +1 on the sticky idea.

    Fretsalot/Scott
     
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    Sticky.
     
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    Nice! Thank you for doing this.....
     
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    Great idea for organizing the various threads. Thanks for putting this together.
     
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  7. dmbandtimmy

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    I just wanted to say thank you. This is awesome!! I spend way too much time fretting over gear and not enough time practicing and learning theory that I wished I would have learned when I was young.

    I started reading straight through until #15. I'm going to do a lesson a day. A lot so far is an excellent refresher, but I want to get this stuff down. I'm a nerd at heart and enjoy learning new things. Thanks again! Extremely well written.
     
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    Thanks for doing this Steve, I am going to make this my homework for the next few weeks.
     
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    This is good stuff, there are some things that i'm a bit fuzzy on and picking through some topics helped, though when I get the time I may just start from the beginning. Thanks.
     
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  10. stevel

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    I'm tempted to give you a face palm - but you're not the only one! I'm surprised at how many people don't start from the beginning (well, maybe I'm not...).

    This is probably yet another reason people have a hard time learning this (or maybe many other things) - it's designed to learn from the beginning! Jumping around from topic to topic is definitely not a good idea!

    So for your benefit, and anyone else reading, yes, by all means, please start at the beginning!

    Best,
    Steve
     
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    Hey! First post here. Just wanted to say this is a great thread and, though I know my theory well past where this post ends up (currently studying music in undergrad and finished with theory and taken some advanced analysis classes and stuff, as well as just being a classical theory geek) this structure is going to be so helpful for me teaching my students theory. I often find the hardest part is knowing where and how to start with younger kids with theory in mind, and especially in relation to guitar, so this series is a killer resource for me. So thanks!


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    Well I have read posts here and there and just joined. This is the first one I stumbled upon searching the form. Very nice. Thanks for all the hard work.
     
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    Wow, thank you.
    I am still working through your lessons.
    I will have to take a brake and get to my guitar - I'm reading this at work now. Don't judge ;)
    This is ridiculously valuable, informative and well-explained! So much so that it made me compose this here first post of mine.
    Thank you!
     
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    A million thanks. The most lucid and useful explanation of the circle of 5ths I've ever encountered in 35 years of thinking I ought to figure this stuff out.
     
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    Amazing work thank you very much! Awesome job!!!
     
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    Thanks, now I can do something constructive for a change ;)
     
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    LOL. Thanks moaning rooster!
     

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