How Music Works, part 1: Music is Relative (subtitles in 6 languages)
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This animated video is the first in a series which will show you how music really works and how you can learn to improvise or compose your own music. 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.
Improvise for Real is the most comprehensive improvisation method in the world, and it is fast on its way to becoming the definitive system for learning to improvise. Already being used by musicians in more than 20 countries, the method teaches you the entire landscape of modern harmony, from simple blues and pop music to the most sophisticated jazz compositions. You will learn to understand music by ear and to recognize the sounds in the music all around you. And you will learn to play your music, expressing yourself with complete confidence in any musical situation.
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