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Re: Chordal tones/ chordal playing
1/21/2008 6:00 PM
Craig Lindsey (1018) wrote:
One thing that helped me immensely as a young guy, was having a keyboard around. One can then actually visualize the structure. i.e., a C major triad, C,E,G....one then can "hear" that C is the root note, E is the third, G the fifth, etc. The added advantage is that you can actually count the steps involved....more easily for me, than doing it on strings.
Adding extentions, say, a B natural, to make a Cmaj7th, or a flatted B to make a C 7th, is then more easy to understand in the minds eye.
Keyboards are cheap nowadays, walmart, etc. Just my 2 cents. They just help to lay out the aspects so linearly.