Bluegrass Concert June 22, 2018 at McCoy’s Colerain

Bluegrass concert by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass.  Weather permitting, join us Friday, June 22, 2018 for dinner and an evening of bluegrass entertainment at McCoy’s Colerain, 6008 Springdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247.   Admission is free and showtime 7pm til 9. 

Seat-of-the-Pants-Music-Theory: What are the three chords most commonly used in a key?

Now that you know both how to build a scale and how to build a chord using that scale, let’s ask what are the three chords most commonly used in a key? 

At the simplest level, I view music as a sequence of notes (called the melody) played or sung in the context of a particular sequence of chords.  If you use the wrong melody notes for the song you want to play, Continue reading