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What are the scariest chords? Creepiest chords? Well, it’s certainly subjective. But this is a quick list of spooky chords and some advice on how to use them. You’ll notice that the majority of these revolve around a minor triad, and that shouldn’t be a surprise. Minor has a tendency to skew to the evil…
If you would like some more info on creepy composition techniques, check out this video I did a while back:
And here’s my video on the MinMaj7 chord:

The intro song I made uses every chord I mentioned, in order, with the exception of the AugMaj7 chord. So the progression is Em – EmAdd9 – EmM7 – Emb6 – Em – Bbm – Bclusterf***

Theory Note: An E Augmented Triad is composed of a root, a major third, and an augmented 5th. The 5th of E is B, and to augment it would make it a B#. This is enharmonically equivalent to C. The correct spelling of E Aug is E G# B#. Call me a bad instructor, but I intentionally avoid enharmonic confusion when possible. I can honestly care less if a musician spells a chord incorrectly, as I am not a professor and do not care about students passing tests, I care about them making music easily and efficiently. As long as the instructor gives them a footnote to explore further (as I am doing here)
Thanks to Moog Lee for letting me borrow his theremin. His channel:

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Jake Lizzio

After performing in highschool bands and talent shows, I began teaching during my Senior Year in highschool at Crystal Lake South in 2004.

I went on to teach at Piano Trends Music Company in Crystal Lake, and there I began expanding my skills outside of just the guitar and began performing for weddings and private events. After leaving to teach privately, I began recording my students and myself.

This hobby eventually turned into a profession after I acquired the experience and equipment needed to produce quality audio and music. My goal now is to provide the highest quality online music lessons available and within reach to all who are interested.

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Music Theory and Songwriting Course FAQs

Probably! Only about 15% of this course is dedicated to the guitar, while the remaining concepts are taught in a way that can easily be applied to any other instrument. However, since all the theory taught is viewed through the lens of the guitar, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you own a guitar before pursuing this course to finish.
This is not a course on guitar playing or technique, but on theory and songwriting. The only skills you are expected to know is how to read guitar tablature, and the absolute basics of guitar playing (how to fret a note, open chords, etc)
I can confidently say that this method of learning will be more effective and valuable for many types of students. Since there is no wasted time or filler, it is more time-efficient than real life lessons where the teacher or student can get distracted. The printable materials are of a higher quality than most private lessons. And the ability to replay a lesson over and over is invaluable for students struggling to understand difficult topics.
Not quite- my YouTube channel explores more advanced topics without explaining the prerequisites. 95% of the content in this course is totally unique and unexplored on my channel, and is taught in a linear fashion as to make sure you’re totally competent by the end. There are only two lessons that include cross over with my YouTube channel. However, after some lessons, Design and Develop by Inbox Technologyyou are directed to specific YouTube videos I’ve produced to help expand on your understanding of the previous topics and to help weave my channel in with the course.
Nope! Once purchased you’ll have access for life, including any additional lessons or worksheets that get added in over time.
Currently, no. But I am working on getting a physical version of the course made instead of digital-only. Stay tuned!
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