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Understand the ins and outs of chords with the Chord Wheel

Master chord theory ... in minutes! The Chord Wheel is a revolutionary device that puts the most essential and practical applications of chord theory into your hands. This tool will help you improvise and solo, comprehend key structure like never before; instantly transpose any progression into each and every key; compose your own music, watch your songwriting blossom! No music reading is necessary to gain from this chord finder from Hal Leonard. "This is the kind of device that players of any instrument can use to enhance their musical understanding. Chord and key relationships are inseparable, and learning these relationships is a must in becoming a successful musician," Alan Remington, Orange Coast College Music Dept.


 
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        5.0

        A very useful tool

        By Don

        from Rochester, NY

        Pros

        • Simple And Intuitive

        Cons

        • No Corresponding App

        Best Uses

        • Practice And Improvement

        Comments about Hal Leonard The Chord Wheel:

        The simplicity of this tool can be misleading - it's packed with a ton of information. Particularly if you're a beginner to intermediate and know some theory you probably know most of the information provided, if you stop and think about it. Can you recite it quickly and easily? I bet you can't - this helps with that, helps you see the connections, and leads to those "so THAT'S how that works" moments. With enough use, you'll no longer need it as a reference. If you are a visual learner like me, being able to see it right in front of you really helps. This is about the best (and probably the least expensive) learning aid I've purchased. Wish there was a corresponding app - there are apps that are close, but not the same - for now, I'll throw this in my case.

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        5.0

        chord wheel

        By JMB

        from CT

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              Comments about Hal Leonard The Chord Wheel:

              really great for understanding the chord progression in music. It ties in a lot of loose ends for me.

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              5.0

              Great aid for songwriting

              By InSub

              from Louisville, KY

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Simple
              • Visual

              Cons

              • Limited Theory
              • Only Major Scale

              Best Uses

              • Beginner
              • Discerning Song Scale
              • Intermediate
              • Song writing
              • Understanding Musictheory

              Comments about Hal Leonard The Chord Wheel:

              This tool allows you to quickly and visually dial in to a scale and know which chords work well together. It also indicates alternate chords (seventh, ninth, etc.) and less common incidentals. You can also use it to quickly identify the appropriate sharps or flats for the current scale for lead and melody to accompany the chords.

              I have read several music theory books which all seemed to give me a half developed comprehension of the theory. But, this tool really helped me to put some of that theory to use. Then the ideas expressed in those other books (and this one) really seemed to click, and suddenly I was like, "Wow, I get it now!".

              The wheel is only in the Major scales, but there is some explanation towards the end of the book which infers that by specific chord selection you will actually be playing in other scales like the relative minor. But, there is not an in depth explanation of how to use this to understand other scales.

              Just get this tool. Start playing around with the chord combinations and you'll see how they all go together so well. You're songwriting will improve and you'll be branching out into scales that previously you didn't.

              You can also use this to help with song transposition. Also, DJ's can use this to get a better understanding of mixing using the circle of fifths.

              I liked this so much I bought one for each member of my band!

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