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Musicianship Group Class #5

Here is a question that came in from last nights class.  This answer, in a sense, summarizes what was presented in class.

The question is, what chords are found in the C major scale (or really any scale, but let’s use C major)?  To do this, you can only build the chords from the notes of the C major scale.  Chords that use notes that are outside the scale (like G# for instance) would not fit,  because they are not part of the scale.

So in C major, you would build your first chord starting on the note C, the second chord starting on the note D, the third chord starting on E, and continuing until you built a chord on every note of the c major scale.

Every chord will need a root (the starting note), a third (which could be major or minor), and a fifth (which is usually a perfect fifth, but could be a flat 5).  Remember, when you build each chord, you have to use notes that come from C major.  So here is what you end up with:

Chord number one: C Major (notes: C, E, G)
Chord number two: D m…

Day Dream - The Lovin' Spoonful

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Here's a finger style arrangement of Day Dream by The Lovin' Spoonful  (or by the Loovin' Spoonful, as I wrote in my video).  I am looking forward to sharing this song with my students. Coming soon to a class near you!