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The Music Theory Song

Jack Campin 19 Dec 12 - 03:05 PM
Ron Davies 19 Dec 12 - 06:08 PM
John P 19 Dec 12 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,Stim 20 Dec 12 - 12:11 AM
Ron Davies 20 Dec 12 - 01:38 PM
Jack Campin 20 Dec 12 - 01:47 PM
GUEST,Stim 20 Dec 12 - 02:13 PM
Ron Davies 21 Dec 12 - 10:48 AM
Ron Davies 21 Dec 12 - 10:49 AM
Tattie Bogle 21 Dec 12 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,Stim 21 Dec 12 - 06:52 PM
Tattie Bogle 22 Dec 12 - 08:53 AM
dick greenhaus 22 Dec 12 - 02:25 PM
GUEST,Stim 23 Dec 12 - 07:04 AM
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Subject: The Music Theory Song
From: Jack Campin
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 03:05 PM

Interval stuff animated:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF074CL5vjI


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: Ron Davies
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 06:08 PM

Excellent.   What a find.   For my money the best you've ever posted, Jack.

Definitely going to memorize this--(maybe not by the 25th, though).

I've thought for years "Meet the Flintstones" was in this.    It's also in some classical pieces--can't remember which ones.


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: John P
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 07:54 PM

Hilarious! We've been singing this around work for weeks. It even turned up in the Christmas Carol sing at the company party.


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 12:11 AM

It's hilarious, Jack, but you've posted a lot of great stuff--keep it up!


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: Ron Davies
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 01:38 PM

He's fine on music, certainly.    On politics, not so much --e.g. Sudetenland parallel in Libya.


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 01:47 PM

I don't recall mentioning the Sudetenland in that context. The obvious parallel with recent history is the Spanish Civil War (except that the American-backed guys in Libya are far more brutal, reactionary and imperialistic than Franco's mob, witness what they are currently doing to Mali).


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 02:13 PM

Do you mean he's a lot like you, Ron?;-)


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: Ron Davies
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 10:48 AM

I try to make sense, unless I'm being sarcastic (which of course hardly ever happens)--and that should be pretty easy to discern.   Anybody who thinks I don't make sense is invited to cite chapter and verse.

And yes, Jack, you did draw a parallel between the West's attitude towards Libya and the Sudetenland crisis.    I was suprised to see that post, but if you'd like I'll resurrect the thread and you can see it.

You also smeared Franz Schubert, with a blithe, unsupported allegation that he was a pedophile.    There is no proof of this--it is just an allegation.

This thread goes a long way, of course, to offset these earlier remarks.    This is a wonderful contribution to the store of knowledge.

But the Net is the opposite of Love Story. Once something is in print it doesn't go away.   That's a pretty good reason to try to make sense, I'd say.


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: Ron Davies
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 10:49 AM

"surprised"


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 04:24 PM

Sent the link round a few friends with whom we've been struggling to play the original Mel Torme "Chestnuts" in basic key of G: bl@@dy awful chords, but great parody! Thanks Jack!


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 06:52 PM

I'm confused, Tattie Bogle--the chords are very good, which is pretty unusually for an online jazz chart. If there seem to be way to many chords, it's easier if you recognize that a lot of the song is just the ii/V7 progression, which is basic jazz progression, only repeated in a number of keys(Dm7-G7,Gm7-C7, F#m7-B7, etc).

If you can play

Gm7-

3-x-3-3-3-x

C7-

3-x-2-3-3-x-

you can play all the different chords by moving up and down the neck. F#m7/B7 is on the 2nd fret,Dm7/G7 is on the Ninth, etc.

After that, just walk through the chord progression a few times without playing it in rhythm. Just brush the chord once and give yourself what ever time you need to get the next one. After you do that a few times, it will start to fall together.


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 08:53 AM

Sorry Stim, I was referring to playing it on piano, not guitar! And I'm not very familiar with playing jazz.


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 02:25 PM

For a dissimilar take on deconstructing a song, give a listen to Finest Kind's "John Barleycorn"


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Subject: RE: The Music Theory Song
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 23 Dec 12 - 07:04 AM

That's what you get on a folk music site;-)   The trick is the same on piano, though, you just need to move the Seventh step in the Dm7 down a half step and you're playing a G7.


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