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Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys
Berklee

Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys

This course is part of Developing Your Musicianship Specialization

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George W. Russell, Jr.

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What you'll learn

  • Aurally identify minor intervals and 7th chords

  • Explain the relationship between a Major key and its related minor

  • Practice playing and writing in the keys of F Major, D minor, G Major, D minor scales

  • Write a chord chart

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys (also known as Developing Your Musicianship II)! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your course experience.

What's included

1 video4 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this lesson, we will spend a little time reviewing the material from Developing Your Musicianship I. We will learn about the Key of F Major and its related minor key, D minor. We will also practice training our ears to hear minor 2nd and 3rd intervals and major and minor 7th chords.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review

In this lesson, we will explore diatonic 7th chords in the key of G major and F major. We will learn four new popular chord progression using diatonic triads. We will continue to train our ears, reviewing the intervals and chords from the previous lesson while adding minor 6th and 7th intervals and the dominant 7th chord.

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6 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this lesson, we will learn about the key of G major. We will play with the popular chord progressions from the last lesson by adding the 7th. We will continue to train our ears, reviewing the intervals and chords from the previous two lessons while adding the tritone and the half diminished (or the minor 7 flat 5) chord.

What's included

6 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review

In this final lesson, we will explore the major pentatonic scale. We will also learn how to write a chord chart using the popular chord progressions from this course. We will continue to train our ears, reviewing all of the intervals and chords from the course.

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7 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review

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George W. Russell, Jr.

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