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    Understand - Christina Aguilera G/Em Lice...

    Understand - Christina Aguilera G/Em

    Lice from B2B in Australia DVD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq29Y8qIF_8
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    Way too many chords - it's...

    Way too many chords - it's practically/theoretically impossible to do this.

    However, start with your I, IV and V chords - this is the base set then build from there. ii, iii, vi, then vii.

    I -...
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    Sometimes "it just sounds good" is all the...

    Sometimes "it just sounds good" is all the reasoning you need. You could go deeper, but what's the point - unless you're around a group of folks who can go that deep!
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    I forgot to add to always pay attention to...

    I forgot to add to always pay attention to context! It is everything is music! And you're welcome! Anymore questions, just ask! We'll be more than happy to help!
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    You can play any chord in any key - the thing is...

    You can play any chord in any key - the thing is does it sound good? Now, this doesn't mean to throw around chords making no sense (unless that is the effect you want) because the listener will try...
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    Borrowed chords! R-2-3-4-5-6-7...

    Borrowed chords!

    R-2-3-4-5-6-7 (E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D#)


    I-ii-iii-IV-V-vi-vii = the Major scale harmonized

    i-iio(dim/half-dim = m7b5)-III-iv-V(Harmonic Minor)-VI-VII = Minor scale harmonized
    ...
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    IMO, no because there's "too much" in the...

    IMO, no because there's "too much" in the measure! Too many ties! The dotted notes, take care of them.

    A dotted quarter in 4/4 = 1 1/2, so, why use the quarter tied to an eighth unless you need to...
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    Yeah, I meant, if you wanted to go an octave...

    Yeah, I meant, if you wanted to go an octave higher instead of tuning. (I probably still wrong and just confused myself)

    But I was probably thinking of the different "fingerings" (not sure if...
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    Standard - just tuned (transposed) by a tritone -...

    Standard - just tuned (transposed) by a tritone - up or down by an augmented fourth or diminished fifth!

    E-A-D-G-B-E ---> A#-D#-G#-C#-F-A#

    If down by the diminished fifth, the top string (Low...
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    Yes, although back in the days of Beethoven,...

    Yes, although back in the days of Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, etc. "Db" pieces (not all) were written as "C#" pieces! (ie: Fantasie Impromptu and Claire de Lune) This isn't to say Db was never used....
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    What exactly are you asking? Is this regarding...

    What exactly are you asking? Is this regarding Key Signatures??

    First of all, scales and keys aren't the same! Secondly, major and minor key signatures can be represented visually by flats or...
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    Yes, this causes problems. Different software...

    Yes, this causes problems. Different software have different setups. so it isn't "universal." However, many of them do have the same note-to-part assignments (you can change them if the software...
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    First off, I'm used to sequencers where where you...

    First off, I'm used to sequencers where where you have standard notation and piano roll view! Again, the drum parts are set to specific pitches! Opening my sequencer, I've selected a drum kit and I...
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    One of two ways: A Percussion Line (Drumset is...

    One of two ways:

    A Percussion Line (Drumset is a percussion instrument) or in a case of a sequencer, on a normal staff with pitches assigned to different parts. Bb3 = Open High Hat, B2 = Kick...
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    Ummm ... you don't nor should you harmonize every...

    Ummm ... you don't nor should you harmonize every passing tone; however, there's a chording style called blocked chords (or frozen chords) where you do put chords under the melody.

    Take "Strangers...
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    Thanks, JJ. I tried.

    Thanks, JJ. I tried.
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    I believe you can go 6/4, 6/3, 5/3. Let me...

    I believe you can go 6/4, 6/3, 5/3.

    Let me back up. I realize sevenths aren't applicable, but are subs? IOW, do you feel you'd be granted leeway if you went IV-V-I (IV being C and not Am = ii;...
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    Okay. The thing that immediately jumps at me is...

    Okay. The thing that immediately jumps at me is the C being doubled and also the octave between both Cs in the bass and tenor. Remember, I said that you can invert intervals to evoke smoother...
  19. Arranging something? Sure, but don't mess with...

    Arranging something? Sure, but don't mess with the established melody too much. Here's an idea:

    Autumn Leaves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stsBqdo9Svc

    He's playing the established...
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    In C, a iio 6/3 = F-Ab-D* ---> B-D-G One can...

    In C, a iio 6/3 = F-Ab-D* ---> B-D-G

    One can leap down a diminished fifth (in fact, that recommended being easier to sing)

    However, it seems to me, that it'd make things "less stressful" if...
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    It may be easier to see (hear) this in a harmonic...

    It may be easier to see (hear) this in a harmonic context (rewording what was said, but hopefully it's more concise)

    I will assume you (rabata) understand cadences as this is where the "tendency"...
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    Try process of elimination: Write out the...

    Try process of elimination:

    Write out the major scales for each chord:

    E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D#
    F-G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F
    D-E-F#-G-A-B-C#
    A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#

    Step two:
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    Thata the beauty with music - trial and error if...

    Thata the beauty with music - trial and error if going by ear! It'd be alot less stressful (according to you) if you just found the sheet music!

    It's the whole "Sight-Reading vs. Play by Ear"...
  24. There isn't a diminished interval in an augmented...

    There isn't a diminished interval in an augmented triad. However, what an odd question because aren't a major, minor and/or both interval still contained in an inverted Major triad? I would think so:...
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    On the TSs alone: 6/4 unless you have grouped...

    On the TSs alone:

    6/4 unless you have grouped notes, this would be impossible (may be that's the wrong word; I'm assuming this is extended simple time and not compound time (ie: any number above 4...
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