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Ask Leon: What is the Difference Between Perfect Pitch and Relative Pitch?

Perfect Pitch vs. Relative Pitch

Hi One Minute Music Lesson Fans, This is a question I get a lot from beginning students that want to learn to play by ear, “What is the Difference Between Perfect Pitch and Relative Pitch?” Let’s begin with Perfect Pitch. Perfect pitch … Continue reading

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Ask Leon: How does notation for transposing instruments work?

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Burningwood asked, Hi Leon, I wanted to know something about transposition. I understand intervals already but how do I know whether to transpose up or transpose down when writing music for transposing instruments like the english horn? This is a great questions … Continue reading

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Ask Leon: Is it a key change?

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Wedgie from Yahoo Answers asks: I was recording my GCSE composition today, and I asked my teacher what he thought of it. He said it was in the B to A grade region (in his opinion). I asked what I could … Continue reading

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Ask Leon: Diminished Scales and Chords

Octatonic and Diminished Scales

Anthony from Twitter asks: Do you have anything that can help me with the diminished scale for guitar and also for diminish chords? Let’s start with defining what the diminished scale is. Jazz and blues musicians often refer to this scale as … Continue reading

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