EAR TRAINING 006: Suspended & Add Chords

March 31, 2019:
EAR TRAINING 006: Suspended and Add Chords

 NEW  Musicians rely on their ears for everything they do. This means that the ability to accurately listen to and quickly recognize musical, tone and pitch is vital. The EAR TRAINING course offered at Creative Guitar will help guitar players drastically improve their sense of note identification, recognition and recall...

Lesson 006 of Ear Training Lesson six of "Ear Training" focuses on the sound and structure of developing Suspended and Add chord types.

If you have no prior experience with basic music theory, basic rhythm, key signatures and how scales work on the guitar, it is strongly advised to first study the Creative Guitar - Introductory Guitar Program, as well as, the Intermediate Guitar Program.

If you are a guitarist that has no background in basic music theory, key signatures, treble-clef staff /note recognition, or foundational rhythmic duration, then it is advised that prior to working on this course, you study the "Introductory" and "Intermediate" guitar player programs prior to working on this course.

Those preliminary courses, (for beginners and Intermediate players), will lay the foundation for understanding how the nuts and bolts of ear training relate musically and how the principles relate to guitar (as well as other instruments).

preliminary courses will also help guitar players better comprehend rhythm duration and key signatures.

(1). Part one, of lesson six Ear Training introduces the "Suspended 2nd" chord. This chord is created by stacking two intervals. The root note moves up a "Major 2nd" and then from there up a "Perfect 4th." This creates a three tone chord type known as the, "Sus 2," chord. It does not offer a "quality," (it is neither major nor minor).

(2). Part two, moves on to the study of the "Suspended 4th" chord. The "Suspended 4th" chord is created by moving off of the root note up a "Perfect 4th" and then up a "Major 2nd." This stacked interval collection creates the "Sus 4," chord type. Like the "Sus 2," it does not offer a, "quality."

(3). Part three, studies what is often called the 'dreamy-chord' known as the "Add 2" chord. This chord can be major or minor in quality. The Major add 2 is created by stacking a "Major 3rd," then a, "Minor 3rd," and then a, "Perfect 5th." The Minor version is created by stacking a "Minor 3rd," another, "Minor 3rd," and then a, "Perfect 5th."

(4). Part four, practices the sophisticated chord sound of "Add 4." Like the "Add 2," this chord can be either major or minor in quality. The Major add 4 chord is constructed by stacking a, "Major 3rd" to a "Minor 2nd," onto a "Major 2nd." The Minor version of the add 4 is created by stacking a "Minor 3rd," then a, "Major 2nd," and then another, "Major 2nd."

(5). Audio Track Training Exercises: Use the MP3 audio tracks (contained within the lesson download), to study the sound of each Sus and Add chord. These chords on the table (provided on page 5 of your PDF handout), are performed upon the guitar and on the digital piano. Sing and match pitch to each arpeggiated interval as they are performed on the audio tracks

Watch the Part One Video FREE on YouTube:

PART ONE: (Free on YouTube)
Developing Suspended 2nd chords. Learn associated sus 2 chord ideas for being able to determine the sound of stacked  intervals that create these popular 3-note chord types.

PART TWO:  Developing Suspended 4th chords. Learn associated sus 4 ideas for determining the sound of stacked intervals to create these popular 3-note chords.

Developing Add 2 chords. Learn associated add 2 ideas for learning how to start determining the sound of stacked intervals found within the add 2.

PART FOUR:  Developing add 4 chords. Learn associated add 4 harmony ideas for learning to determine the sound of stacked intervals found within the add 4 chord quality.

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