Mudcat Café message #601918 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41608   Message #601918
Posted By: JohnInKansas
01-Dec-01 - 08:36 PM
Thread Name: Scared of Music theory? Faggggedaboudit!
Subject: RE: Scared of Music theory? Faggggedaboudit!
Good going Gary T:

As interjections - not really too important, the "double sharp" ## and "double flat" bb - for which we don't have the character symbols here, are "standard" notation devices, although only appear in what most of us would call "weird keys" like F# or G#, Cb, etc.

An F## is just the same note as a G, but is "theoretically pure" when transposing. Same for Bbb which is the same pitch as an A.

Not something essential - especially for beginners, but nice to be aware they exist.

I've encountered a lot of confusion over the chord notations like C/E - with a lot of people believing this means you can play a C chord or an E chord. This is the customary notation for a C chord with E played as the lowest note - thus a way to specify that a particular "inversion" should be played.

Keep it up guys - we're getting better at this.