For many millennia there has been a human quest to explore and understand our natural surroundings, we have looked to the heavens and to the earth for inspiration, survival, celebration and more often drawing natural connections between the two. These insights are reflected through the Arts (Painting, Music and Dance), the Sciences (Math, Geometry and Astronomy) […]
Don’t let the name “Music Theory” put you off. Sure it can get complicated with Italian words used to describe music functions but this section is not about that.
In the Rainbow Music Theory section we remove the jargon and step you through the basics of how music works. Getting an understanding of these core concepts of Music Theory will change how and what you play for ever!
All the basics to get you started on Piano or Electric Keyboard. The Music Starter includes 7 color coded songs, 1 musical art activity, 1 musical design activity and a color coded keyboard to get you started. It also includes an introduction to reading music and understanding timing. It’s a great resource for beginners of […]
All of modern western music is constructed of just 12 Music Notes. Learning the names of these Music Notes is the beginning of your musical journey. Learning to play music has much to do with training your memory and your muscle memory. Establishing solid memory strategies is fundamental to progression within music.
Music Chords are a staple of modern music and learning how to play Music Chords is much easier than you might think. You see, all Music Chords have a repeating Pattern and this applies to all Music Chords. The patterns of Chords are like a code that tells you which notes to play depending on […]
Chord Progressions are where the magic happens when it comes to playing or composing great music. Chord Progression simply means the movement between chords in Key. We don’t need to worry too much about this right now, really just to enjoy it in its most basic form. This lesson focuses on the movement between Major […]
Music Scales are the heart beat of Music, they set the tone or mood for a piece of music and along with how the Scale is used can create the drama, suspense, tension and excitement that makes a piece of music unique. Over the centuries 100’s of different Music Scales have been used from all around […]
Music Key is where the core understandings of Music Scales, Music Chords and Chord Progressions come together in a single easy to use reference. Using the Universal Music Key Card you will be able to explore any Scale, it’s related “In Key” Chord Patterns and identify all available Chord Progression Options. The Universal Music Key […]
What is a Music Octave? Octave is a Greek word that means eight, much like an Octopus with 8 legs. The term Music Octave is based on Major Scale Music Theory where there are 7 whole tones in the Music Scale, with the 8th tone being the same as the first tone simply double or […]
The Treble Clef is a symbol that is used in Music to give direction to where music is played on your instrument. The Treble Clef is also known as the G Clef as it is an old way of writing the letter G. It is called the G Clef because the it curls around the […]
Learning to play simple songs on an instrument can be an enjoyable experience, as it creates an immediate sense of satisfaction and enjoyment. The problem with this is that for many people to play simple songs they need to work really hard to read that confronting Black and White on typical sheet music. This can […]