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Magic Chord Transformation

Jeremy Cotton (7938) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Most (normal?) instruments maintain a consistant tuning scheme. Violins, violas, and cellos tune in 5ths-that is-the strings are all five notes apart. For example, a violin is tuned G-D-A-E. If you count notes, you get:
G-a-b-c--D-e-f-g-A-b-c-d-E
1-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5
Guitars, however are tuned with a mixture of 3rds and 4ths.
E-f-g-A-b-c--D-e-f-G-a-B-c-d-E
1-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3
-2-3-4