282 Answered Questions for the topic music theory

Music Theory Music Composition (music)

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What is the circle of fifths used for?

I understand what the circle of fifths is and its layout, but all I've understood how to use it for so far has been using it to remember the fifth of a certain key (e.g. G is the fifth of C major).... more
Music Theory

04/01/22

Combining Triads

What is another name for an E-flat triad?IVIII+iviii
Music Theory

02/17/22

why will my tutor message not load?

I have received an email from a tutor and would love to message back and get started, but I cannot seem to open the message at all. Every time I Press on the message its just a blank screen. I... more

02/17/22

What octaves would each guitar string be tuned to here?

What octaves would each guitar string be tuned to with the provided notes? (e.g. E3, E4, D3, D4 etc.)1- E2 - B3 - G4 - D5 - A6 - FI'm also worried about my strings breaking - is there just one... more
Music Theory Piano

12/07/21

How do I play a C major scale on the piano?

How do I use the proper technique to play a C major scale on the piano?
Music Theory Chords Applied Dominant

11/16/21

What are applied dominant chords? How do you identify them?

Let's say you have the following F major chord progression: F D7 Gm C7 Fmaj7 Bb/F F.Which chords would be applied dominants?
Music Theory Composition (music)

11/08/21

What is a Phrygian cadence?

Music Theory

11/02/21

Chords -- which one to pick??

I am writing out the piano accompaniment for "I Believe I can Fly" and have come to a question on which chord to choose. It is in the original key of C Major. In the chorus, there is a borrowed... more

What is the musical instrument being used in this song? (Not referring to the drums/percussion, or bass instruments) And if the sound was made electronically, what do I do to make it?

I am trying to find this instrument being used so I can create an isolated remake of it without the other instruments since I couldn't find any good acapellas. I feel like it might be a stringed or... more

10/10/21

What is the best way to practice piano scales?

09/21/21

How do you write good melody lines?

I make pop songs. I want to know more about what's the best way to write good melody lines during the verses, pre-choruses and choruses? What is a good rhyming scheme?
Music Theory Music Drums Percussion

09/20/21

How do I start playing drums?

I want to begin learing how to play drums. I like rock and blues and jazz but I'm not sure how to start out. Do I need drumsticks? How do I hold them? what could be so hard about this? I probably... more
Music Theory Music General Music

09/19/21

How long does it take to prepare for the AP Music Theory exam?

Music Theory Piano

08/30/21

ABRSM Music Theory

If a student is in 7th grade, does she have to take the ABRSM music theory test level 7 or can she take a lower level test?
Music Theory

08/22/21

How do you construct a major scale?

Music Theory Music General Music Violin

08/21/21

Re: Resources for teaching music theory?

Hi! I am just beginning to teach music theory on Wyzant, and was wondering where I could acquire content for my lessons?
Music Theory Music

08/21/21

What is the difference between an augmented and diminished triad?

Music Theory

08/05/21

What is the term for a glissando without sliding the notes?

It is just a really fast run on a woodwind instrument. For instance, I am trying to play a run of 9 notes in a single beat for an audition piece, but I have no idea what it is called to seek help.
Music Theory Piano Chords Chording

07/31/21

Deep Music Theory

Explain 'Picardy 3rd'....what is it? How are they used? When did they initially come into usage? Etc...
Music Theory Music Piano Violin

07/12/21

How can I become a better sightreader?

I'm preparing for an audition that includes sight-reading and I want to get better at sight-reading in general. Do you have any advice?
Music Theory Music Guitar Piano

06/21/21

What creates a minor pentatonic scale?

06/10/21

Music Questions

I need clearly to a question. I thought the answer was 1-D-Flat major. According to my study notes from school, whatever music piece the concert pitch is in, you would lower the key for... more
Music Theory Guitar

06/06/21

Bass notes in guitar chords

Hi! I'm curious why the bass notes in some guitar chords aren't the lowest. In the D Chord, the D note is the second lowest. I wonder what I'm missing.Thank you
Music Theory Music

04/28/21

Scale degree names

1. If D is the Tonic, what is the Dominant?2. If F# is the Leading Tone, what is the Sub-dominant?3. If C is the Super-tonic, what is the Mediant?4. If A is the Mediant, what is the Dominant? 5. If... more

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