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Chords Leve l 2
Bandwa gon Mu s i c S t ud i o s
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GOALS FOR A SONG OR EXERCISE
1. BE ABLE TO PLAY THE SONG OR EXERCISE WELL
.
Be able to play the song along with the CD so
that you fit in perfectly with the band. So well
that if somebody is listening to you play with
the CD they can’t tell the difference between
you or the CD. So well that if the guitarist
from the band gets sick then you could take
over and nobody would know the difference.
2. UNDERSTAND THE SONG OR EXERCISE THOROUGHLY.
There are two parts to this goal -
(a) Understand the
sounds
of the song or
exercise. Turn your ears on or turn a tape
recorder on in your head. Learn the exercise or
song as a sound. Be able to recognize that
sound in other songs. By learning all that you
play as a sound you’ll know it when you hear it
on a CD and be able to work that song out.
Listen and learn things like -
(i) The chord types (major, minor,7, 5).
(ii) The chord changes (higher - lower, maybe
a popular chord grouping.)
(iii) The sounds of the single notes (higher
or lower, what scale.)
(iv) Etc., etc.
(b) Understand the
technical and theoretical
aspects
of the song or exercise.
(i) What the chord names mean - especially the
chord type. Remember most chord types
are easily movable, particularly the E and A
shape bar chords.
(ii) Where to play the chords.
(iii) What the TAB is telling you.
(iv) Etc., etc.