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The Sixth

Lesson 29 from: Music Theory for Electronic Musicians

J. Anthony Allen

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29. The Sixth

Next Lesson: Song Analysis No. 2

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The Sixth

Okay, let's keep pressing on. And now let's talk about the sixth. So the six we count up. 123456 The six above sea is gonna be a now again, Same deal happens here. We have the inversion that we've already been using the evil twin. So, uh, the sixth can also be major minor. So the sixth in the key of C is major. So this is a major sixth interval. If I wanted to make it a minor six interval, I could go out of the key and take it down there. But the sea today is a major sixth interval. So if I invert it by pushing the a down inactive and go a up to see, I now have 1/3 and in fact, I have a minor third because it was a major six. So it's gonna be a minor third because third, the third is the inversion of the sixth and major becomes minor. Minor becomes major, so a major sixth becomes a minor third, a minor sixth becomes a major third. So this is a major third. So that's what the inversion is of 1/6. And that's how you've already been using six is because we've been using thirds like crazy,...

right? So you already know what thirds are there? Just six is spread out a little bit more.

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this is great and very helpfull class, i make and wirte music for more than 2 decades and never gave much about theory, i trusted my feelings to what sound good and what not. Bu t recently i became interested but it all seemed very difficult to me and i didnt got the points behind music theory and how everyhing works together. This class was a game changer for me.. music theory is so simple if you have somebody to explain it in words so that you finally can understand it, and thats Anthony, he is a brilliant guy and he explains it in a simple way that you can easily understand whats going on. This is perfectly the case with this course, the sections are short and to the point, not much talking around and leaving the path, you can make fast progress end learn how music theory works, this is a 5 Star ***** course and hopefully there is more to come

Emane Filali

Fabulous course. As a person with dyslexia, trying to remember the notes and chords as letters only is impossible. I love the visual way the chords are demonstrated and explained. I was originally put off by the "electronic" aspect, thinking it was only for learning how to use piano edit roller. However, as a beginner in playing the piano, this course is applicable to all who want to learn and understand music theory in an interesting visual way. Looking forward to next lesson. Will definately be purchasing the course after. Fantastic tutor and course.

Giulio Lazaretti

Very good class!! Makes it much easier to understand and apply the rules of theory. Anthony is also very wise to suggest to trust your ears, even if what you've written doesn't fit into those same rules. I am so very grateful for you putting this together, Anthony, and for making it available for the general public, Creative Live. I am also very glad I was given the opportunity to learn english in my home country (Brazil), in which many barely know how to read and write in our own native language (portuguese) due to our public education being so bad (which, by its turn, has to do with the myriad of vile creatures that inhabit our representative chambers). Tks XoXo!

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