Lesson 4: intervals, chords, Quint, trash No. 1, trash No. 2

Lesson 4: intervals, chords, Quint, trash No. 1, trash No. 2

«Evil Eye». Analysis.

As always, let’s start with the debriefing…

as this composition is used, the effect of «distortion» (or «overweight»), any additional noise will strongly distort and «dirty» sound. Therefore, for a clean and competent performance must learn to turn off your strings, which sound should not (this technique is called «mute»). This can be done by both left and right hand, depending on the situation. Simply put your fingers on the strings, not pressing them to the neck so that the strings are not sounded. This should be done, of course, with those strings that sound should not, but trying, but those sound should do just not necessary.

for Example, in the first beat sounds open fifth string (it’s even the first note!). And after it you have to play the fourth string on the seventh fret, and at this point, the fifth sound need not be. Therefore, it is necessary to mute. This can be done as follows: after the fifth string was removed by blow down, put it on the thumb of the right hand, it does not hurt to prepare for the extraction of the fourth string blow up.

But in the second stage there is a place that is played first, seventh fret of the fourth string, and then – seventh fret of the third string. Both are played with the first finger of the left hand (that is, as you remember, index), and that the first note is played, when we have already extracted second, it is necessary to carry out the roll of a finger. Do not try to press the first, fourth string, and then let it go and not jump the third movement should be economical, it is better to press them both, but first give a sound one, and then another. It is easily adjustable the angle between the finger and the plane of the fingerboard.

and finally, do not forget that it’s better to play slowly, then to be able to play well quickly. Vice versa will not work. Other problems to be, in theory, should not.


Open your tetrazocine, we again theory. Practice, too, but be patient! The theme, by the way, not the easiest.
so, we know that between all kinds of different music there are all sorts of different distances. These distances are called intervals, and, unfortunately, have names. You can find them on the plate below, to remember all of this is necessary, because these names are used by musicians in almost every sentence. Well, maybe every second…

by the Way, I have long wanted to say, there are two icons, «sharp» (#) and «flat» (b). The first indicates that the note is raised by a semitone, and the second – on the contrary, that lowered. Why would they need? And here’s why: remember, we are acquainted with the music on this diagram:

now, it is not entirely accurate. After all, between “up” and “d”, “d” and “e”, “f” and «Sol», «salt» and «La», «La» and «C» there are notes. And the fact that they are not marked with black dots and gray, not make them worse. And just to make that call, these icons (forgot already what we are?) and were invented. The correct table should look like this:

Yes, it ’d-sharp” and “the e-flat” – it’s the same note, still, as you call it. But we digress from the topic…
Make sure to make sure you got it right about the spacing, I would say that the distance between the «mi» and «f» is called «big moment”, and the distance between the «f» and «La” – “minor third. Right? No! The distance between the «f» and «La” – it ’s called a major third. And that’s fine.


As I said (or may not say?), the music consists of harmony and melody. The tune we were doing all this time. The melody played by flute and violin melodies singing human voice, etc. in General, melody, usually consists of single notes, each of which sounds in their turn.

But harmony… Harmony – this is just what is “lining” for the tone, well, or canvas, or Foundation, or… I do not know of examples we can cite a lot. In short, the melody is superimposed on the harmony, and harmony accompanies the melody. By the way, when you sing songs under a guitar, the guitar just plays the harmony and voice sings a melody.

now… this is the harmony consists of chords, and the chords are composed of notes, and in each of them notes several, usually not less than three. And, of course, is important, what between the two notes intervals.

let’s build our first chord. Take note… well, «La». Aside from her minor third and get a ‘up’, and then put on her fifth and get «mi». These three notes will be our first chord, which, incidentally, is called «La minor», or «Am». Why is it so? «La” – because he was saved all the intervals between the notes of «La», it is called «tonic» chord and defines its name. Why minor? Now let’s deal…

Build a second chord, too, from the notes of «La». First, put a big third and get «sharp», and then set aside the fifth (still from «La») and get «mi». Similar to the first? Similar. And already called «La majeure». Or «And».

now, in fact, and in another case we have postponed the third and the fifth, only the first time – minor third, and the second – more. And that’s all the explanation. The third is responsible for the minor and major, if you use small, it is minor, and if large – major. And that’s all. By the way, now it should be clear why the gamma, which we recently learned is called a «major».
to lock the topic and to better understand the mechanism of constructing chords, offer at leisure to build ’d-sharp minor», «f major», «g-major” and «b-flat minor. And then check.


chords without thirds, with only one Quint called «Quint». Yes, everything is so simple. Very popular, by the way, chord, mainly because of the powerful and clean sound. We today won’t.

Killing. Trash No. 1, Trash No. 2.

And this is not the killing, with which we started our lesson. There is still incomplete killing’palm-mute» or «p. m.”), which adds notes of clarity and distinctness. And if we are talking about killing, then, as a rule, that’s about it.

To play a note with the killing, it is necessary to put the right hand edge on the strings closer to the bridge, slightly press on the strings to produce sound. Hand and the strings after the extraction is not necessary to remove. When the correct position of the hands, the sound should be different from the usual extraction, but not too short, the note should have a good listen.

typically, damping is used when playing with the effect of «distortion».
And finally, practice – two short works: Trash No. 1 and Trash No. 2. At first you will be able to play nicely Quint and get used to killing, and the second – remembering rhythmic patterns and to get used to killing. And don’t forget the AC bar in the second «trash». At first it all down is played. Good luck!
Author: Roman Petrikowski

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