How Music Works

Sound and Music

Sound and Music

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1)  Sound and Music

Music would not exist without sound.  Everything musical is made from sound.  And yet, the reverse is not true - there are many sounds which are not musical.

Clearly there is a difference between musical sounds, and non-musical sounds.  

We begin, in this first tutorial, by exploring the relationship between sound and music.

This lays the foundation for other tutorials, which introduce the Major scale, as well as all of the other chords and scales used in music.

By the time you are finished, you will have a solid and practical understanding of how all types of music work.

You will also be off to a flying start with advanced activities like improvisation and songwriting.


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