#1
Hey just a quick question.

I'm coming up to my music exam and the hardest part I find is the chord progression questions (naming which part is playing what like I, IV, V etc) and I was wondering the easiest way to identify the change between chords as my music teacher hasn't really taught me a good method. A nooby question I know but any help?
#2
What medium is the information being transferred. Are you listening to it or is it notation, tab, what?
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Theory is descriptive, not prescriptive.


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theory states 1+1=2 sometimes in music 1+1=3.
#4
Develop your ear. Listen to the chord, pause the track, and try to figure it out on your guitar. This will take forever, but is one of the most useful skills in being a musician.
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Theory is descriptive, not prescriptive.


Quote by MiKe Hendryckz
theory states 1+1=2 sometimes in music 1+1=3.
#5
start with recognising ,
two chord cadances :
I V I
I IV I
I V VIm
pick a key and work on playing them and listening to them ,
Workout where the semitones are in the chord changes and begin to hear the tension that is resolved when they move ,
practice "solfege" do rai me singing of scales ,
by working out i
ideally mean notating in some form or another .
Perform each cadence and listen to what kind of feeling each on conjours up .
listen to your favourite songs and see if you recognise any cadences there , you may suprise yourself !
have fun
#7
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Develop your ear. Listen to the chord, pause the track, and try to figure it out on your guitar. This will take forever, but is one of the most useful skills in being a musician.

In the exam (which will be in May I'm assuming), we can't pause the track.
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#8
Find songs that contain those notes/chords and use them as a reference.
For example, the first 2 note of the star wars theme is I V
#9
Quote by J.A.M
In the exam (which will be in May I'm assuming), we can't pause the track.

you wont have a guitar either

ive always had a little trouble with this too,
luckily you can get accepted with only knowing the most used changes
so practise those (like turnaroonds in every key you can imagine)

the trick is thinking in arpeggios, if you play the arpeggios over the progression, you'll learn to recognise the sound in mere days

and yeah already said, but practise in parts, so for example first III VI than VI II than II V (most important one !!!!!!!) than V I
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