♫ 12 Tone Music Newsletter ~ by Mike Overly 09/12/2019

September 12, 2019

Paul Is Dead

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♫ 12 Tone Music Newsletter ~ by Mike Overly 06/27/2019

June 27, 2019

stell guitarFor the latest Guitar and Bass news from around the World Wide Web, read this current 12 Tone Music Newsletter written by GRAMMY® nominated music educator Mike Overly, click here: https://conta.cc/2NinjqH

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Tetrad Harmony for Guitar – by Mike Overly

May 5, 2016

Alex Grey GuitarIn music, a triad is harmony of 3 different letters. In major scale harmony, the I (one) chord is a major triad. And in the key of C major, the I major chord is C major. The C major triad is spelled in letters: C E G, and in scale degree tone numbers: 1 3 5.

A tetrad is harmony of 4 different letters. In major scale harmony, the I chord is a major seven tetrad. And in the key of C major, the I major seven chord is C major seven. The C major seven tetrad is spelled in letters: C E G B, and in scale degree tone numbers: 1 3 5 7.

For this lesson, Holistic will be defined as Forms that Overlap. The following illustrates the Holistic Overlap of 5 major seven chord forms in 1st Octave scale degree tone numbers on the guitar fretboard.

5 Forms Maj7

We’ll end this lesson with a song from Guitar EncycloMedia that applies the I major seven chord to 15 tonal centers.

5 Forms Maj72

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Image by Alex Grey


12 Tone Music Newsletter 03-17-2016 ~ by Mike Overly

March 17, 2016

Dada MusicYou’re gonna wanna read this latest 12 Tone Music Newsletter ~ Dada Music ~ written by GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator and author of Guitar and Bass EncycloMedia Mike Overly . . . http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1119235923778/archive/1123698219280.html

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Harmony Inversions with GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly

March 10, 2016

inversionJoin GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly as he demystifies the understanding of Slash Chord Triad Inversions: Zero, First and Second.

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Are You a Part of the 1%, or… ~ by Mike Overly

January 14, 2016

99%Hello Everyone,

Here is my first infograph. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

And Oh, by the way: I hope you’re a part of the 99% . . . Play On!

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12 Tone Music Newsletter 11/13/15 ~ by Mike Overly

October 8, 2015

EdisonYou’re gonna wanna read this latest 12 Tone Music Newsletter ~ First Recordings Ever Made ~ written by two-time GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator and author of Guitar and Bass EncycloMedia Mike Overly . . . http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1119235923778/archive/1122647422714.html

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Intervals Unplugged – with Mike Overly

May 20, 2015

Center ViewJoin GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly as he explores the Unplugged Intervals of Pythagoras, J.S. Bach, The Beatles, Black Sabbath… plus more!

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Guitar Forum 2.0 with Mike Overly

April 8, 2015

Guitar Forum 2.0Here is the new Guitar Forum 2.0 with GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly. It’s a reboot of his late ’90s TV show: Guitar Forum. Watch the first episode: Pentatonic and Hexatonic Scales, now. <https://www.youtube.co/watch?v=RIspMoyib2w>

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Surfin’ With Mozart – by Mike Overly

March 25, 2015

SurfAlberti bass is a particular kind of accompaniment figure in music, often used in the Classical era, sometimes the Romantic era and sometimes in the Surf era!

It was named after Domenico Alberti (1710–1740), who used it extensively, although he was not the first to use it. Alberti bass is a kind of broken chord or arpeggiated accompaniment, where the notes of the chord are presented in the order lowest, highest, middle, highest. This pattern is generally repeated in an ostinato fashion. The broken chord pattern create a smooth, sustained, flowing sound. Alberti bass is usually found in the left hand of pieces for keyboard instruments, especially the beginning of Mozart’s Piano Sonata, K 545, but, is also found in songs for other instruments, such as the iconic opening guitar part of Pipeline.

Let’s begin with the opening Allegro movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata, K 545. It is written in sonata form in the tonic key of C major. The familiar opening theme is accompanied by an Alberti bass, played in the left hand. A bridge passage composed of scales follows, arriving at a cadence in the dominant G major, the key in which the second theme is then played. A codetta follows to conclude the exposition, then the exposition is repeated. The development starts in G minor and modulates through several keys. The recapitulation begins in the subdominant key of F major. This practice of beginning a recapitulation in the subdominant was rare at the time this sonata was written.

The following is a performance of Mozart’s Piano Sonata, K 545 by Daniel Barenboim. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoT8YV9qi1g>

And here is the sheet music so you can follow along.

Mozart-Sonata-Piano-Sonata-No-16-Movement-1-k545

Pipeline, recorded in 1962 by The Chantays, is a famous example of 20th-century American popular instrumental surf music. It is notable for using Alberti bass arpeggios in E minor. The song, originally called Liberty’s Whip, was renamed after the band members saw a surfing movie showing scenes of the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. The tune, fitting in with the popular surfing craze of the time, swiftly rose up the Billboard Pop charts, reaching #4, and becoming a classic hit of its time. The track’s distinctive sound was largely due to the fact that the 45-rpm was released only in monaural, but the track was recorded in wide stereo. This resulted in the bass guitar, electric piano and rhythm guitar being out front in the mix, while the lead guitar and drums were buried in the track.

The following is a performance of Pipeline. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omG-hZfN6zk>

And here is the sheet music so you can follow along.

Pipline Sheetmusic

’til next time, have some Alberti Bass fun Surfin’ with Mozart… I’ll be listening!

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