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How Many Arpeggios Are There? Really?

My colleague and friend, Samantha Coates, was wondering aloud on Facebook the other day just how many arpeggios there were. Not just 12 major and 12 minor arpeggios, but what if you counted all the inversions and included dominant 7ths and diminished 7ths, and all the permutations of arpeggios there might be? 850 more words

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Minor Pentatonic Scale

In Lesson 3 of that online Coursera class, we learned the Minor Pentatonic Scale. There was some singing involved, on the part of the Berklee students, which spelled out the formula for the scale. 95 more words

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Coursera – DYM Lesson 4 videos (6)

The 6th video for Lesson 4 of Coursera’s online Developing Your Musicianship class reviews 7th chords, a blues progression and then goes over this week’s homework assignment. 334 more words

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Coursera – DYM Lesson 4 videos (5)

The 5th video for Lesson 4 of Coursera’s online Developing Your Musicianship class is ear training for 7th chords. Its really brief and right to the point, so this write-up will follow suit. 173 more words

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Coursera – DYM Lesson 4 videos (4)

Video #4 for Lesson 4 of Coursera’s online Developing Your Musicianship class is the longest of this lesson’s videos. It centers on the blues progression. 1,508 more words

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Coursera – DYM Lesson 4 videos (3)

Video #3 for Lesson 4 of Coursera’s online Developing Your Musicianship class introduces us to 7th chords.

3. 7th Chords (4:07)

Professor Russell opens this segment at the piano again, playing a short piece that lasts about 15 seconds which, to my ears, sounds richer and fuller than a lot of what he’s played before. 585 more words

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Coursera – DYM Lesson 4 videos (2)

The 2nd video for Lesson 4 of Coursera’s online Developing Your Musicianship class is a review of Lesson 3.

2. Review (3:12)

Professor Russell opens this video with a blues tune on piano that lasts for about 1:45. 195 more words

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