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    Free Music Lesson

    Learning Music


    The most important things for learning music are a metronome, a tuner, and books. A person should learn ear training, voice training and voice technique, sight singing, music theory basics, and song writing. It is important to learn and study the guitar, the bass guitar, and drums. Drum rudiments are very important and should be learned to be applied to any instrument. Bass grooves and drum grooves are a very important part of music to learn about.


    It is important to learn the caged system to master fretboards, as well as the bird cage system to master your voice. The caged system is like a visualized capo on a fretboard that teaches a person where any chord or arpeggio is on any fretboard.


    Vibrato is very important to master your voice and is really like mastering the rudiments for your voice and can be applied to any instrument.


    Musicianship is a very important aspect of music. It teaches a person how musicians can be more professional.


    It is important to learn scales, modes, and chromatic modes. As well as, arpeggios, chords, and inversions of those arpeggios and chords. Additionally, it is important to learn all fifteen keys.


    It is very important to learn absolute pitch and relative pitch with ear training.


    These are important ideas to help a person to learn about and master music.


    Metronome Practice


    I recommend metronome practice. You can count with your thinking or count with your voice out loud. You can count the clicks. You can count the flashes of light on the metronome. You can count the clicks and the flashes of light on the metronome. Set the metronome to sixty beats per minute and count the clicks. Count the clicks in sequence like the rudiments one through seventeen. Count like this. Count each click.


    One.


    One two.


    One two three.


    One two three four.


    One two three four five.


    One two three four five six.


    One two three four five six seven.


    One two three four five six seven eight.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen.


    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen.




    One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen.


    Absolute Pitch Colors


    Here are my opinions of what the absolute pitch colors are. C is like home base and glows. C sharp or D flat is like a candle flame. D is like pitch black. D sharp or E flat is like blue or water. E is like white. F is like pink. F sharp or G flat is like red. G is like the sunrise. G sharp or A flat is like green or brown or like a tree. A is like yellow. A sharp or B flat is like the stars in the night sky. B is like the moon in the night sky. These are my opinions of what the absolute pitch colors are.


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    CAGE SYSTEMS


    CAGE systems are the systems used to learn fretboards. You can use the CAGE systems to learn any fretboard. Two of the most common fretboards to learn are the four string bass guitar and the six string guitar. The four string bass guitar has an octave range of about two octaves and the six string guitar has an octave range of three octaves.


    However, the four string bass guitar and the six string guitar share one common octave and that is the second higher octave of the four string bass guitar and the lowest of the three octaves of the six string guitar so, actually the four string bass guitar has only two unique octaves and the six string guitar has only two unique octaves because it shares the lowest of it’s three octaves with the four string bass guitar.


    So, between the two instruments, the four string bass guitar has two unique bass octaves and the six string guitar has only two unique treble octaves. They each have similar standard tunings of EADG on the four string bass guitar and EADGBE on the six string guitar so they share EADG however they do not exactly match up because there is a missing link between the two instruments.


    If you number the octaves between the two instruments the four string bass guitar has octaves one and two and the six string guitar has octaves two three and four.


    So, the four string bass guitar has two bass octaves and the six string guitar has the shared bass octave and two unique treble octaves so, the four string bass guitar has the bass clef and the six string guitar has the treble clef in music notation.


    Getting back to what I was saying about the missing link between the two instruments, where you would think the two instruments match up because of their similar standard tuning there is actually a missing D note between the two instruments because the second E on the four string bass guitar is actually located on the second fret of the D string on the four string bass guitar and that is where the shared octave begins on the six string guitar so the lowest E on the six string guitar lines up with the second E on the four string bass guitar on the D string and on the second fret so, that is the missing link between the four string bass guitar and the six string guitar. So, when the four string bass guitar and the six string guitar play together they really only have two unique octaves on each instrument. The four string bass guitar has two unique bass octaves and the six string guitar has two unique treble octaves and the instruments share a common octave and that is the second higher octave on the four string bass and the lowest octave on the six string guitar.


    Getting back to the CAGE systems, these systems tech you where all the arpeggios and chords are located on fretboards. First you need to learn the notes on every string on each instrument and then you need to learn the seven common triads in music theory and those are CEG DFA EGB FAC GBD ACE BDF. Then you learn where the octaves and where they repeat.


    The CAGE systems are based on the open string chords of the six string guitar. CAGE stands for the chord shapes that are created for the basic open string chords on the six string guitar. They are like constellation shapes or the connecting of dots to make shapes. There is a unique shape for the open string C chord on the six string guitar, a unique shape for the open string A chord on the six string guitar, a unique shape for the open string G chord on the six string guitar, a unique shape for the open string E chord on the six string guitar, as well as a unique shape for the open string D chord on the six string guitar. Once you learn the notes on the fretboard and the seven basic triads you will see the patterns of notes, triads, arpeggios, chords, and there shapes and where they repeat on the fretboards.




    The CAGE systems are like an imaginary or visualized capo for fretboards.


    Metronome Guided Meditation


    A really good way to practice the metronome and or meditation is with what I call Metronome Guided Meditation. To do this practice you need to study and research meditation and find the style of meditation that you prefer and study and research metronomes, as well as mathematics, counting, counting systems, and numbers.


    Then you do click training and metronome practice by listening to the clicks of the metronome and using your thinking to count the clicks.


    Metronome Guided Meditation is better than television or radio, all you need is a really good metronome and spare time or free time.


    Metronome Guided Meditation is like reading the metronome.


    Vibrato Technique


    Learning vibrato technique is a necessary component in knowledge of music. Vibrato is the ability to sing precise frequencies of hertz in music with control. This means that you are able to voice and count precise frequencies in music. What you do is set a metronome to sixty beats per minute and with your thinking count every click that you listen to. The piano has a range of frequencies from about zero or one hertz (notes per second) to four thousand hertz (notes per second). So, a beginner’s vibrato would be one to four thousand hertz accomplished by counting the clicks of a metronome at sixty beats per minute and subdividing the clicks evenly from every in sequence one to four thousand and that is the basic vibrato sonic frequency range. Then you learn to factor in the rhythms and tempos. So, you learn to subdivide different note values of rhythms and subdivide at different tempos doing this will start you at a beginner vibrato at the millisecond order of magnitude to the next order of magnitude of microseconds and then to the next order of magnitude of nanoseconds. So, first you start with whole notes at six beats per minute and then start to subdivide the clicks into halves, triplets, quarters, and then tuplets evenly all the way to four thousandths and that is beginner vibrato. So, first you work your way up to the first bar in music notation all the way to the thirteenth bar and that is beginner vibrato at the millisecond order of magnitude then you work your way up to the fortieth bar and that is around the microsecond order of magnitude and the nanosecond order of magnitude and then the orders of magnitude are then like bars. So, you pass the bar and do bar hopping in music. Interestingly, digital music is sampled and recorded from about 40,000 hertz to 90,000 hertz at this point in time.


    Breathing Technique


    Breathing technique is interesting in music. It is like bellows breath or pranayama in yoga or breathing exercises or breathwork. You can think of in breaths and out breaths as right and left and even holding your breath as breathing rests. You can theoretically get really interesting effects and dynamics in music when you combine music theory concepts to breathing technique in music.


    Metronome Invention


    This post is for an invention of a millisecond metronome or a microsecond metronome or a nanosecond metronome. The metronome would even have a remote control to switch or change functions. A good way to think of metronomes is like bikes or bicycles with gears and speeds. So, a metronome with a 30 - 240 BPM range would have 4 gears or 4 speeds in 60 BPM increments and a metronome with a 30 - 300 BPM range would have 5 gears or 5 speeds in 60 BPM increments. So, those increments would be 60 BPM 120 BPM 180 BPM 240 BPM 300 BPM. A millisecond metronome would be a metronome set to 60 BPM and have even click subdivisions from 1 - 4,000 like the frequency range of a piano. You could call these types of metronomes frequency metronomes. So, a millisecond metronome at 1- 4,000 hertz would have 4,000 gears or speeds. Although you could vary the tempos to include other tempos and even increase the ranges of the metronomes to microseconds and nanoseconds. A metronome like these would be similar to an LCD standard alarm clock radio however instead it would be primarily a metronome and have a remote control although it could have a digital clock built in that clicks seconds when idle be battery powered and be as nice as the better metronomes in the market.


    Metronome Practice


    A good way to practice the metronome is to set the metronome to the lowest BPM setting like 30 BPM and count the clicks with your thinking. The frequency range of the piano is from 0 - 4,000 so a good beginner practice is to set the metronome to 30 BPM and count from 0 - 4,000. At first this could be difficult however with the more practice of counting the clicks you will eventually be able to count the entire frequency range of the piano at a slow speed then you increase the tempo and challenge yourself with faster tempos gradually then before you know it you will be able to count the actual frequencies of tones at their actual frequency speeds in real time with actual rhythm in actual sounds. Then you can begin to be advanced and link the frequency counting together and count to millions billions trillions and up. That is why gigs are called gigs. Along the way you can notice familiar frequencies and octaves such as A1 or 55 in hertz and A4 or 440 as well as D2 or C3 the frequencies begin to sound like highways or interstates such as route 66 or other frequencies. With a really good electronic metronome you can add in extra notes to challenge yourself and count the clicks and you will eventually be able to listen to them in actual sounds.

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