Vreny’s Misc Musings

This is where I post things that do not fit in any other categories.

Chord Communication and Some Theory

Chord Communication Whenever you’re in a situation where you need to spell out a specific chord voicing to another musician, you always want to spell out the notes from lowest to highest in order. This might seem “common sense”, yet it’s interesting how often I hear musicians spell out the notes out of order (or
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Closed Voiced 7th Chords

Closed Voiced 7th Chords When you stack another 3rd interval on top of the 5th of a triad, you get a 4-note chord: a 7th chord. A 7th chord is called that because the distance from the root to the top note is a 7th interval when you stack 3 consecutive 3rd intervals. As a
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Some Cool Lessons Taken From My Quora Posts

Answers to Questions on Quora Mid last year I started posting answers to questions on Quora. In about a year and a half time 200,000 people have viewed my posts. Here are some of the more popular posts, that people really liked. Some of them answer questions about music theory, others about performance, and so
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The Melodic Minor Scale

The Melodic Minor Scale The melodic minor scale is the scale you get when you raise the 6th and 7th note in an Aeolian scale up a half step. A Aeolian = A B C D E F G A Melodic Minor = A B C D E F# G# It’s easier to learn the
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Eruption Backwards and More Fun Stuff

Eruption Backwards and More Fun Stuff Black Folk Intimidation Black Magic Marker Guitar Personalities Trump & Queen Who’s Signature Guitar Is This? I always liked this guitar. It’s really quite innovative. Some models come with a whopping 37 frets. Yes, over 3 octaves on 1 string. The unique body design makes it easy and comfortable
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