The Basics of Music – The Beginner’s Theory For Playing By Ear

The Basics of Music – The Beginner’s Theory For Playing By Ear

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It is utterly amazing that God in all of his Majesty devised a very simple system of seven tones (the number of completeness) to bless mankind with the ability to “make melody in his heart” (Eph 5:19).  All the music every created in the world is based on this simple foundational structure.  It is through this collection of basic tones are we able to sing Praises to the Father!  However, it is also amazing that people have dedicated their entire lives to the art and gift of making music with the intent to master a concept as simple as these seven notes.

This presentation is a basic introduction into the foundational concepts of music that includes:
– The Basic Scale
– Musical Notes or Tones and Semi-tones
– Understanding Half and Whole Steps
– Assigning Numbers to Notes
– Building Chords and Chord Progressions
– Chord Types and Scale Relationships