TL;DR Music Theory: Pentatonic Scales

In today’s “TL;DR Music Theory: Pentatonic Scales” article we’re going to look at, you guessed it, pentatonic scales. What are pentatonic scales? Pentatonic scales are scales that have only 5 …

TL; DR Music Theory: Partial Chords

Today’s “TL; DR Music Theory: Partial Chords” will explore “partial chords,” as I call them. What I mean by “partial chords” are chords that are missing a note or two. …

TL; DR Music Theory: Extended Chords

In today’s TL;DR Music Theory, we’ll be talking about basic extended chords. We’ve talked about triads and 7th chords in an earlier article, and extended chords build on those concepts. …

TL;DR Theory: Diatonic Minor Chords

This TL;DR Music Theory post explains diatonic minor chords and why the harmonic minor scale comes into play. As mentioned earlier, “diatonic” refers to notes in a key. If we …

TL;DR Theory: Diatonic Chords

In today’s “TL;DR Theory: Diatonic Chords” we’re looking at the backbones of all harmonic progressions: diatonic chords. The word “diatonic” means something along the lines of “in a scale.” So, …