This animated video is the first in a series that teaches you how our musical system works and how you can learn to create your own music. In this video we discover that almost all modern popular music comes from just seven notes, and that these seven sounds can actually be created anywhere on our instrument. This surprising realization is the first step to understanding how music really works and how improvisers are able to play music by ear.
Just the beginning...
This video is part of an entire learning series produced by Improvise for Real. In this first video we discover that almost all modern popular music comes from just seven notes, and that these seven sounds can actually be created anywhere on our instrument. In other words, the actual names of the notes don't even matter. This astonishing realization is the key to many important personal discoveries for the creative musician.
First of all, we discover that we can understand music just by listening to it. We can learn to recognize these seven sounds in the music all around us just as easily as we can see the colors in a painting. We don't need to resort to abstract theories about "right notes" and "wrong notes" in order to know which notes to play. Instead we can study the raw materials of our art DIRECTLY and get to know them for ourselves, just exactly the same way people study other art forms like painting, poetry or sculpture.
We also discover that we can create our OWN music just as easily as we might draw a picture or write a poem. Once we can see for ourselves the raw materials of our art, suddenly we have unlimited creative possibilities that we can explore with complete freedom.
In future videos we will go even deeper, showing how these very simple sounds can be combined and altered to produce the exotic and sophisticated sounds of modern jazz music. But it all starts with this simple little constellation of sounds called the major scale, and that is what we explore in this video.
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