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Use of Proper Accidentals in a Given Key 
Here is my situation: I am trying to write down a Minor 2nd in the key of G Major (G/Ab). The common practice is to use only Sharp symbols in a key …

Reading Two Staves at the Same Time 
Hi Maria, What a wonderful and extremely informative E - Zine. You have done a superb job in putting this together. I am in the process of trying …

Originality Help! 
Thank you for this amazing, clear and free website. The way you start off teaching composition is by making a diagram (line graph) of how we want our …

About Composing: How to Compose a Song 
Hi, I found your composing lessons really helpful. It was pretty much what I was looking for. Thanks for posting them. I have a question that might …

Is This a Locrian Mode? 
I'm trying to figure out what key (and mode?) my song is in so I can figure out the chords and hopefully figure out how to start a chorus. I'm using the …

How To Read Notes Not rated yet
Please help me to identify the do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do notes. Maria's Answer: Get started to learn how to read notes with these pages: …

Pitch Not rated yet
What is the difference between 1. Written pitch 2. Sounding pitch 3. Concert pitch Answer: Hello there, In your picture above, the question …

What Are Minor Scales? Not rated yet
I'm a very beginner when it comes to music theory, I found your explanation of major scales were clear and helpful, but all you really said about minor …

Four Part Harmony Not rated yet
Hi my name is Gabriel and I'm confused on how to write four-part harmony. I know how to write chords in a treble clef but I don't know how to write …

Can I Learn Music Notes And The Violin As An Adult? Not rated yet
I am 40. I have started to feel that life is incomplete without music. Can I learn music notes now? Is it normal to learn violin at this age? I have …

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