Carol has asked me to put together a music lesson for the musicians who are just starting out on their instruments.
The most important step in learning music is to understand what a key is.
The key consists of selecting a group of notes(diatonic scale)which are selected from all the notes (chromatic scale) using a formula.
This formula consists of a series of whole and half steps.
C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C
Each step in the chromatic scale is called a half step
Two half steps equal.....you guessed it, a whole step
Notice that there are no sharps between B&C or between E&F
The formula is
1 whole step 2 whole step 3 half step 4 whole step 5 whole step 6 whole step 7 half step 8
CDEFGABC DEF#GABC#D ABC#DEF#G#A
For the flat keys remember that a sharp of a lower note is the flat of the next higher note
C# is the same note as D flat
G# is the same note as A flat
Thanks Zeb. Now, I wonder if anyone can transpose our theme song into the key of A??
Today's featured friendless site is Lu of Life as a New Dad? (The characters that show up as ?????? or are otherwise undecipherable are posts that Lu has written in Chinese. The Chinese letters don't show up on most computer settings. Scroll down and you will soon find one in English) I like his site because:
- of his musings on parenthood, work, technology and life in general.
- of his scientific approach to parenting and life in general.
- of his reviews.
- of his enthusiasm.
Visit ArtPuppy94 of Poems 2 too. She is a 14 year old girl who want to grow up to be a "poet, chidren's author, photographer, or dancer."
Then check out Alex of Life and the World. He is a new blogger who writes short observations and asks for input from others.
Killired's Pink Blog Party was a blast. Thank you, Killired for asking the FFMB to provide the musical entertainment. Enjoy the recap on the day after, too.
For those wondering how the band works:
To join the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band, leave a comment stating that you wish to join then choose any instrument you like. (ability isn't an issue for this cyber band) We have two piano players, a harpist, trombonist and french horn player plus a variety of more so you get the idea that any instrument is possible.
On Fridays, the band meets to visit the chosen friendless sites which I list. Leave friendly comments for our honored recipients. Let them know that you are from the FFMB.
Get to know other band members. There is sure to be someone you can connect with.
Nominate friendless sites. They can be bloggers you know or ones that you come across in your blog surfs. Think unique. These sites have less than 5 comments/post. Leave me a comment with their address.
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