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Basic Music Theory

 

And I mean really Basic!

Amsco Gig Bag Book of Picture Chords for all Keyboards
Over 500 standard chord forms presented in easy to read diagrams and clear, close-up photos. All the right chords at your fingertips! Suitable for all keyboards.
 
 

Find Middle C. Its the white note to the left of the two grouped black notes in the middle of the keyboard.

Count the white notes going p from middle C like you sing your ABCs.

C D E F G A B C

That is the Major C scale

Now find the A and count up, all white notes

A B C D E F G

That is the A minor scale

That is the start to learning keyboard theory, and if you just learn that, you can use the transpose buttons on your keyboard to play in any major or minor key.

 

keyboard notes

Its a great Idea to get a grease pencil (which can be rubbed off without marring the keys) and write directly on the keys. 

Amsco Gig Bag Book Of Guitar Tab Chords
Packed with information! No other series for guitarists and keyboard players has been as highly acclaimed by musicians. Designed to fit into instrument case, comb-bound to lay open flat. This is the ultimate chord reference book for all tab readers. Over 2100 chords for all guitarists presented in a unique tablature system. Quick and easy to decipher chord diagrams, shown in standard notation. Each diagram illustrates the fingering, inversion and notes of every chord.
 
 

Lets say you want to play a piece in a hard key, like Eb minor.  You would first find the scale, then place a little piece of tape on each key in the scale.  That way when you are looking for leads and basslines and chords to "fit" your song, you can restrict your playing to just the keys with tape on them. 

midi controller

 

http://www.zzounds.com/item--AKAMPK25

Back to how to write a song with a sequencer 

 

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Basic Music Theory
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Building a PC for Music (old)
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