Learning Fundamentals of Music with Best Apps in 2014
If you are aspiring to become a musician or you have innate passion for music and sounds, might as well learn about the music theory. And who knows that by just learning the basics this will lead you to a brighter future.
The ABCs of Music: Definition of Terminologies and Descriptions
Staff: This is made up of 5 horizontal lines and 4 spaces/
Pitches: Named after the first 7 letters of the alphabet – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or La, Ti, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol
Clef: The symbol placed at the beginning of the staff. Two main clefs – treble and bass connected by a line on the left side of 2 or more staves is called a grand staff.
Ledger lines: Extension of the staff which can be above and below the staff.
Meter: Otherwise known as time, this is the regular strong and weak beat patterns indicated by a fraction written at the beginning of the music piece.
Types of Meter and Its Subcategories
There are two types of meter: the simple and the compound. The upper numbers in simple meter are: 2, 3, 4 or measured at 2/4, ¾, 4/4, whereas, in compound meter, the upper numbers are 6, 9 and 12 or 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8.
When one speaks of interval, it refers to the distance between 2 notes. Intervals can be categorized as major, minor, perfect, augmented and diminished. Unisons, seconds and so on are terms referring to the size of intervals.
Augmented: A major interval raise by half or a perfect interval lowered by half.
Minor: A major interval lowered by half
Diminished: A minor interval lowered by half or a perfect interval lowered by half
By principle, a major can become a minor and the other way around. Likewise, augmented interval can become diminished and otherwise. Meanwhile perfect interval remains perfect.
This may sound too technical and without much deep interest in Music, it could bore you. While learning music, you would be also interested in downloading the latest music apps. Besides, even musicians these days prefer to download music apps and tools to inspire them to compose new songs anytime anywhere.
Before we go to more fun music apps, let’s see the best phone apps design for musicians. First, let’s uncover the app called Fretboard Warrior. This app will help you familiarized the fret board while learning guitar. Upon opening the app, you would see 4 buttons on duration starting from 1 minute up to 10 minutes. Once you hit the start button, it brings you to the virtual fret board with a timer. What you need to do is identify the notes by pressing the keys below the fret board. When you get the right answer, it will be reflected on the screen just above it.
You might love to add the Voice Memo app on your phone in order to record music idea whenever you are inspired to compose. The good thing about this app is you can accurately look on...