I've been learning some of the basics on music theory recently, major/minor scales/chords, triads/7ths, inversions etc and been working my way through some of the pieces on this forum which have been very helpful.
I was going to start learning/playing the Sagreras Book 1 Lesson 70 and rather than just getting stuck into it as I normally would I thought, even though it's a short simple piece, I'll work out the key and the chords etc as some good practice.
There's a couple of chords I don't get/understand and I was hoping someone here can help.
The score can be found here : http://www.delcamp.net/pdf/Julio_Salvad ... itarra.pdf
The recording of the piece (by someone else) can be found here if you want to hear the piece: viewtopic.php?f=102&t=91688&hilit=Sagreras
I've attached here the first 8 bars to make it easier.
The key signature shows the piece is in the key of either G or in Em - given the opening and closing chords are both clearly Em I'm going with Em. Big tick for me
First 4 bars go Em, B7, B7, Em
bar 5 is also Em
bar 6 = see below
bar 7 = see below
bar 8 = back to the tonic Em
So it's bar 6 and bar 7 I'm having trouble with.
Bar 6, you could say has 4 distinct chords on it
6-1 = Am
6-2 = Am
6-3 = I'm not quite sure, it 'looks' like and plays like a D7 chord shape however I can't seem to work that out in terms of intervals etc.
The notes are A, C, F#, this works out as F#, A, C.
Given my recent understanding, the third is 3 semi tones so is a minor, the fifth is only 6 semi tones so is diminished.
I'd therefore say it's actually a F#m diminished. This correct?
6-4 = Am
Bar 7, I see that as having 2 distinct chords
7-1 = notes are b, g, b, a. Ignoring the repeats this is b, g, a. What chord is this? Seems a bit odd having the A and B together, there's no 3rd interval.
Some help here would be appreciated?
7-2 = notes are A,B, F#. Same problem again, the A and B together has thrown me, I've so far always expected the notes to be work out such that there is an interval of a 3rd and a 5th between them but this isn't the case here so what's going on?
This new forum is ideal for this sort of stuff so hoping someone can educate me a bit here. Thanks.
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