Weekly Trumpet Tips 3/14/17

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Tip #1 – It’s OKAY To Sound…  (video)

Tip #2 – Ron’s Tip

More on Progressions of Chords 
Everyone, first of all  thanks for being  here  each week on Keith’s site.  Last week I talked about repetition and going over things that we can improve on each week.
Ok we spent some time on Triads and what they are so important and how they are part of a chord… now getting back to the 8 progression of chords.  When I learned how and what they are, many years ago, I was so excited because you can see how these chords are formed – which is part of a scale.. and how those 4 Triad s make up all of these progressions.
I want to get to improvising in different rhythms which I have touched on in the past, but we cannot move forward until we all know all the progressions of a chord.  So let’s lay them out once again right across the board.  They are Major 6th which is made up of 1-3-5-6, Minor 6th which is represented by 1- flat 3- 5- 6., Major 7th which is 1-3-5-7Dominant 7th which is 1-3-5-flat7. Minor 7th which is  1-flat3 – 5-flat 7,  Miinor7with a flat 5 which is 1-flat 3-flat5-flat7 ,Diminished which is 1-flat3-flat5-doubleflat7.(the double flat7 brings the note down 1 full step so in the key of C Major , the top note of that chord would be an A).and the last of the 8 progressions is Augmented 7th which consists of 1- 3- #5- Flat7. 
So let’s base these Progressions in the the Key of C Major at first. Each number is represented by the note of the scale. So Major 6th is C-E-G-A and so on. I can give them all to you now but that would not be helpful.  You need to do this homework… the progressions I just laid out for you is the outline of chords in all music, and you should now figure out what the notes are.  Once you figure them out, you will play them from the bottom note of each chord to the top note in quarter notes.  Each of the 8 progression are played in the order I gave them, so you can hear the difference going over one chord at a time from bottom to top.  Use a metronome if you have one – my suggestion is now that I’ve given them to you, write them down.  Eventually try a new Key – maybe G Major or F Major.  Using the same format of progressions (with the 8 progressions).  The challenge is what makes this fun and once you get them and can play them, you can start using inversions just the same way that you inverted the Triads in my previous lesson.  I hope this makes sense to you… I have tried to make this as easy as possible – step by step.  So let’s hear from you guys and gals out there… Please feel free to ask questions and I wll answer you…
See you next time on Ron’s Tips
Sincerely. Ron Tenore
 The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

B.B. King – 1925-2015, Singer/Songwriter

Have a GREAT week!
Sincerely,
Keith