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Use the Circle to Find NNS Chord Progressions

I have constructed a circle of numbers outside the circle of fifths. The numbers correspond with the scale notes, so that if C is at the top of the circle,

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How to Transpose Music From One Key to Another

Sometimes we need to transpose music from one key to another. Here's how you do it.

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Start at the end

I learned years ago, from my old piano teacher, to start at the end when learning a new piece. This fits in with your tip about practicing in sections.

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Learn rhythm first!!

When learning to read music don't try to manipulate the pitches and the rhythm at the same time. Learn the rhythm first. Single line rhythm is EASY to

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Take Private Music Lessons From a Pro

Taking private music lessons can help your understanding of music theory AND help you get better at playing your instrument!

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How I Teach Music Lessons

I'm John Boulware. I have been a professional music teacher for 7 years. I have a slightly different way that I teach music because I'm not just a teacher, I'm a professional level player.

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Contact Me About Private Lessons

Contact me about private music lessons.

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Build a Major chord

Any two adjacent notes moving clockwise around the circle are a perfect fifth (seven semitones). If you start from the first, count four more clockwise

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Flatten It Out

From the beginning, using the circle of fifths chart was always difficult. In my mind, it was tough to picture it, manipulate it, learn from it- so I flattened

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