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Michael Brooks

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Looking more closely at Minor 7th chords and relationship to available tensions. Workjng my mind through the theory elements and discovered the following: All minor 7th chords can be found in 3 scales. So this makes how one thinks or understands minor chords more interesting and dynamic. Example 2 Minor 7th in key of C, is the same chord […] View
  • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    Congratulations Sis Keisha!

    I had no idea you were not praying regularly. I am excited for you and your testimony. The effort and energy you demonstrate here will open doors for you somehow someway.

    I started learning and playing organ regularly around 2008. Prior to that and until this day it has been an uphill battle at times to break the…

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  • Nice work Sis Keisha!

    I’m really inspired by your diligence of iterative effort to identify, list and apply new chords in your learning each week.

    I hope to follow that example soon. I am very focused on breaking down theory and making sure I understand how this all works. I know Vaughan says, just follow worksheets but I’m a thinker and like…

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  • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 4 days, 21 hours ago

    Nice work Sis Keisha!

    I’m really inspired by your diligence of iterative effort to identify, list and apply new chords in your learning each week.

    I hope to follow that example soon. I am very focused on breaking down theory and making sure I understand how this all works. I know Vaughan says, just follow worksheets but I’m a thinker and like…

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    • Thank you, Bro. Michael, and I give God all the Glory. He’s the most awesome music teacher I could have! It’s up to God to give you a personal revelation of the material. I really thank God for using Vaughn to explain the basics, but it is up to us as students to actually implement the ideas and get the results. It sounds as though you are…

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  • Looking more closely at Minor 7th chords and relationship to available tensions. Workjng my mind through the theory elements and discovered the following:

    All minor 7th chords can be found in 3 scales. So this makes how one thinks or understands minor chords more interesting and dynamic.

    Example 2 Minor 7th in key of C, is the same chord as 3…[Read more]

  • I like this birthday chord. I feel like I have played this without knowing it in one of my favorite praise and workship songs: We have come to worship Jesus Christ our Lord…

    Very nice sounding movements though.

    Great legacy post overall actually. Lots of goodness wrapped in this message.

        • Wow! I’ll have to take a listen back at that one because it seems so long ago that I don’t remember.That’s why I love being able to archive my playing clips on GU because it does allow me to look back at where the Lord has so graciously bought me from within a year’s time, and 57 crazy chords later!!! #ToGodBeAllTheGlory #57CrazyChordsDownTHEroad
        • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 days, 11 hours ago

          I like this birthday chord. I feel like I have played this without knowing it in one of my favorite praise and workship songs: We have come to worship Jesus Christ our Lord…

          Very nice sounding movements though.

          Great legacy post overall actually. Lots of goodness wrapped in this message.

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          • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 days, 11 hours ago

            Learning forum ask Facebook 🙂

            I agree, I have that sense of value, even though I have not touched Facebook in over 15 years

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 6 days, 11 hours ago

              Dear Sis Keisha,

              Thanks for sharing the Kevin Bond name and many songs you in your post since March 2018. I decided to cycle back in time on this discussion board and try to calibrate notes, hints and tips to raise my level of engagement taking into consideration some of the goodness in the history of this discussion forum.

              Picking up a lot…

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            • Reviewing major scales in every study. Practicing all major triads in every key and their inversions. Found out I am rusty on some inversions in D. Hope you are pressing forward.

              Have a blessed week!

            • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

              Yes. I have looked at it earlier on. Will cycle back and look at it in further detail. As we learn and get aha moments reviewing again enables further insight we did not see or realize as much previously.
              • Re-posting this example of my progress as encouraged by Sis Keisha. Worked on Diminished 7th movements and block chords in this recording/practice session. On March 15th, I did an initial post and felt the development was noticeably moving in the right direction and felt proud and humble about that. I am sure there are many talented and well…

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              • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

                Re-posting this example of my progress as encouraged by Sis Keisha. Worked on Diminished 7th movements and block chords in this recording/practice session. On March 15th, I did an initial post and felt the development was noticeably moving in the right direction and felt proud and humble about that. I am sure there are many talented and well…

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                • Re-posting this example of my progress as encouraged by Sis Keisha. Worked on Diminished 7th movements and block chords in this recording/practice session. On March 15th, I did an initial post and felt the development was noticeably moving in the right direction and felt proud and humble about that. I am sure there are many talented and well…

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              • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

                If others would like to know how to record, save, email and convert video or sound clips to appropriate versions, I have two recommendations:
                #VLCPlayer is great to convert android or various sound clips to mp3 format suitable for upload through a PC or MAC computer

                #Handbrake is a great opensource app which also can be used to open and convert…

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              • Michael Brooks posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

                Haha 🙂 Thanks Sis Keisha. I second guessed myself as not wanting to be perceived as showing off. Your hash tags are absolutely amazing and uplifting.

                I am a bit new to this program space. I realize I have been submitting a burst of posts and notes. I have been doing professional online learning for a long time now. A key part of my…

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              • Michael Brooks posted an update 2 weeks ago

                Hi all, I posted a question on the basic progression lesson board. If anyone knows of a video in this GU Academy space which zeros in on the characterization, application and training tips for all 7th chords: dominant, minor and major as an interchangeable subset of family chords, please let me know.

                After playing with the 7-3-6-2-5-1 excercise…[Read more]

                • Hi Michael,

                  Have you looked at the Tensions worksheet in Module 1A?

                  It has various ideas and applications of 7th chords etc…

                  • Yes. I have looked at it earlier on. Will cycle back and look at it in further detail. As we learn and get aha moments reviewing again enables further insight we did not see or realize as much previously.
                  • This is the most accurate clip with chord voicings for 5 and 1 played correctly. Fun learning and I wanted to correct this quickly, so a clear reference can use to see my progressive effort trying to grapple with this challenge today.

                    Have a musical day every one 🙂

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