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Posted 08/01/12 - 12:32 PM:
Subject: Dominant 7th
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dominant 7th

Which key?

Libertygirl wrote:
any key, i suppose i'm learning about dominant 7ths in music theory class
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I've notices that a piece I am relearning uses a 7th chord 'Ebb Tide' by Sigman & Maxwell, I have the arangement from Robbins Music Co. I've been a bit frustrated lately because I went through and picked out different fingering for the right hand, but I had learned it over 40 years ago and trying to change the fingering is difficult. It didn't have anything indicdated on the sheet music I had, and I had no training on how to pick it out myself. What book are you useing in your class? Is it generally avaliable in music stores? There is a good one in driving distance.
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Posted 08/01/12 - 1:41 PM:

doc, the textbook i'm using for my class is this one:

www.sheetmusicplus.com/titl...iments-2nd-Edition/4942962

so far it has been a very useful and informative text (we're only up to about page 23 in my class)
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Posted 08/06/12 - 10:56 PM:

I picked up a copy of 'Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory', it was on the shelf, the other one would need to be ordered in. I have the volume that contains all 3 books of the series, spiral bound so it will lay flat without a problem with the binding. It starts right at the begining and the entire 1st book, 40 pages, is material that I knew but I'm going to review it anyhow. The 2nd chapter will be more interesting and less of a review, scales & intervals. The 3rd chapter looks like it will be material that I have not been formally exposed to before.
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Posted 08/20/12 - 11:00 AM:

doc, you might be interested in checking out www.teoria.com. it has a ton of information on music theory together with practice exercises you can do online or even on your smartphone. thumb up
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Posted 08/20/12 - 1:57 PM:

I haven't given music theory much time lately, I've been working on an arrangement of the Main Theme from Schindlers List for a piano and keyboard. I took the 1st 9 measures of right hand only, I thought the melody was too nice to clutter it up. Then measure 10 as is. After this the keyboard comes in with a slightly different voice and the piano just playing cords to fill in. At measure 22 and 24 the piano does the run and the keyboard switches to strings. This continues to measure 39 where the keyboard switches back, then at measure 48 - 50 the piano drops out and the keyboard transitions back to the original key and the piano alone repeats the 1st 10 measures to end the piece. Still making corrections and I gave our music director a copy to look at, she is also starting a study of music theory.

Oh, re-fingering 'Ebb Tide' isn't going well, too much relearning and changing old habits.
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Posted 08/22/12 - 2:35 PM:

nice thumb up
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Posted 08/22/12 - 4:11 PM:

Just read an article from MSM, my home page on the internet, that playing piano for 33 minutes burns 100 calories. For anyone trying to loose or control their weight, that's a good reason to sit down and practice.
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Posted 08/22/12 - 4:51 PM:

excellent! i've been practicing on the average an hour each day since i started my music lessons
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Posted 08/22/12 - 5:56 PM:

I'll bet very few people think of a piano as 'exersize equipment'.
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Posted 08/22/12 - 6:02 PM:

The last few days I have had som good practice, the daughter and 2 grandchildren are on vacation at the shore, peace and quiet all day long. Before if I sat down to practice and they were both up I could barely get 10 measures before someone wanted or needed something. Sometimes the grandaughter just wanted to sit and play with me. She would either push my hand away or play the same keys I was useing.
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