Sorry but just a few more questions...
Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:50 PM
2) is a diatonic scale basically a scale that's only played using natural notes without sharps and flats? and is a chromatic scale a scale that plays every single note (including sharps and flats) in ascending order?
3) when playing chords I know there's multiple ways to play them. like for instance, the B minor chord can be played in different positions but some of them involve strumming all the strings and some involve only strumming certain strings and as a result B minor chords can sound different. what I want to know is, Is there a real or main version of each of the chords?
Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:36 PM
Example: Lets say that the staff calls for 4 flats begin played throughout the entire piece. Lets use the(Ab in the major scale) Ab-Bb-Db-Eb
Now lets focus on (Bb)note. Now in a certain place in the music score for what ever reason that Bb needs to be played neutral, they use an accidental sign showing that in this spot we don't want to follow the original score so they need to show that on the sheet.
If I'm wrong, someone hang me by my finger tips.
(2) Yes you are correct.
(3) I understand what your asking, but not sure how to answer this in the best way. The constant in all positions is the Root which in your question is the -B- AND ITS A MINOR It requires 2 more strings to complete the chord. In this case the minor 3rd (D) and the perfect 5th (F#)
HERE ARE 3 POSITIONS ON THE NECK FOR THE Bm Chord
(1) 2ND FRET (1st position) X-B-F#-B-D-F# (X) IS NOT PLAYED CAUSE YOU AINT GOT FINGERS LONG ENOUGH TO GET TO ANY USEABLE NOTE
(2) 7TH FRET (2nd position) B-F#-B-D-F#-B HERE YOU STUCK WITH A BAR CHORD notice the B and B
(3) 9TH FRET (3rd position) X-X-B-F#-B-D (X) IS NOT PLAYED CAUSE YOU AINT GOT FINGERS LONG ENOUGH TO GET TO ANY USEABLE NOTE
Useable note B-D-F#
BOY I HOPE I DID THIS RIGHT
Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:50 PM
If a note, which according to the key is to be played sharp, needs to be flattened (or flatted) then a natural sign is put on it to tell the player to ignore the key signature for that note and any other similar notes for the rest of that bar. Once you start a new bar then it's back to the normal key signature rules.
It's not possible to have a flat sharp note, that is a Dsharp can't be shown as a flat Dsharp. Instead you'd have a Dnatural. But it is possible to sharpen an already sharp note, e.g. D double sharp.
I'm offering my fingertips just like Eddie did if I've confused the issue.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:22 PM
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:48 PM
I'm going to stick my neck out and make comment about his question 3. I wasn't going to, but as you say sometimes you have to try.
A chord, any chord, is made up of a number of notes. Any combination of those notes is that chord. If the notes aren't played together (like a piano where all the fingers go down at the same time) but are strummed, then the chord whould normally have the root note as the first note played.
Sometimes you play a chord backwards, an upstroke. But whether you strum a C down or up, it's still a C.
I'm puting my fingertips at risk again!
Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:07 PM
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:33 PM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:51 PM
You will find that chords laid out in the books and their finger positions are probably the best method of playing the cord. But even I dont play the G chord
like they show in the book. But that is because i have a problem my pinky finger. So as you mentioned, its the notes that count not the fingers.
Also at the top of the page check out Kirks _Chords_ you will find it in the Dark Blue header above.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:05 PM
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