Awesome Nina THANK YOU!!! ?
I believe that many musicians have trouble making smooth transitions. In my case. I have a lot of head knowledge on music theory, but often either, I forget to apply what I know, as I am playing and concentrate too much on playing the music or don’t have enough time to think. Sometimes I write little notes on my sheet music to remind myself. I believe that using the circle of 5ths helps a lot to help you with getting to the closest next key you need to get to. Miriam
HI Nina, thanks for the clarity on the transitions chart, 😀 You commented that transitions can be simple and fun if you plan them. What is the plan? How do we know what chords to use to get to whatever the new key is? Thanks!
Hi Christine – what an amazing question! What looking at the transition / song key chart – you will see the chords that are used for songs that are in each key. For example, in the key of C, you can see that the chords are Dm, Em, F, G, Am. If you plan songs in your set that are in the same key of C – you won’t need to do much work in transition, since all the songs will be in one key.
Another example would be if you had a song in the key of C, but the next song would be in the key of G. Both the key of C and key of G have a common chord “G”. You can use that during transition by staying on that G for a while between those two songs and use that chord as a bridge that connects those two keys (C and G). To expand on that example – you can play a song in the key of C and end it off by playing a G chord and you can slow it down and stay on that G and when you’re ready to start that second song – you can play the chords of the song that is in the key of G. Hope that makes sense! Let me know how it works for you!
Thank you! Yes, it does make sense, AND it makes the chart make sense to me, ha ha. So much enlightenment in one answer. 😀
Ooh thank you sooo much once again. Learn another new things again next worship will applied that transition part. Thnx
Nina the chart is so helpful and super well explained thank you for helping us all improve our confidence with playing.
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