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#458605 - 02/21/18 01:32 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Victor Wooten: Music Theory is SIMPLE!
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#458638 - 02/21/18 05:26 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Victor Wooten: Music Theory is SIMPLE! [Re: pghboemike]
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That was extremely interesting and very educational.

Thanx for sharing.
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#458788 - 02/22/18 05:36 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Victor Wooten: Music Theory is SIMPLE! [Re: pghboemike]
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Great video
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#459307 - 02/26/18 11:43 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Victor Wooten: Music Theory is SIMPLE! [Re: pghboemike]
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Wow - this is a great find. I found this really informative. There's definitely some valuable info here.

#460893 - 03/06/18 01:49 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Victor Wooten: Music Theory is SIMPLE! [Re: pghboemike]
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Originally Posted By: Victor Wooten
Most of us don't realize that we only have major and minor keys. That's it. Dorian is not a key. It's a mode.

I ended up more confused than enlightened.

Although he dismisses it out of hand, Dorian is as much a key as major (Ionian mode) and minor (Aeolian mode).

What's odd is that he treats Ab and G# as different keys. Notation doesn't change the sound of the note. But if you're including enharmonic equivalents, why arbitrarily stop at single flats? Bbb a valid key as well under that definition, which means there are an infinite number of keys.

I'd suggest that if you argued that modes aren't keys, there are only 12 keys - "key" refers to the "key note" of a scale, and there are only 12 distinct notes on my piano (when it's in tune).
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#461507 - 03/10/18 02:08 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Victor Wooten: Music Theory is SIMPLE! [Re: pghboemike]
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I've wondered sometimes why they make us remember
which notes are sharped or flatted, when all they had to do was make a little mark on the appropriate notes. I mean, they dot notes, don't they? If it is a key with only two naturals, mark the naturals. All we'd have to do is learn to recognize
eight more notes.

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