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Those that know me (or have read the blog) are aware that I LOVE music. I grew up playing drums with the Drums of Thunder in Montclair (NJ), joined the percussion section of my Symphonic Band (TIMPANI CREW, STAND UP) in Illinois, and started teaching myself guitar in high school. After that I learned production techniques while studying abroad in London. Organizing instrument and engineering knowledge from various notebooks and papers scattered around my studio desk became such a chore, so I needed to use my design skills to make it easier to access..
"You're minor, we're major....." Since nobody should be left out, everyone gets a poster! Beginning with the major scales, I wanted to map everything out to make it easier for me to quickly understand whether playing my keyboard, a synthesizer, or my guitar. It's actually come in handy within the last few months as I've been able to finish writing more tunes, with an assurance that everything is tonally in the correct place. That totally comes in handy when tuning drums and writing melodies. Just having a simple reference guide stops the excessive Theory thoughts, and allows me to keep my attention focused on the creation process.
The minor scales are potentially more important for me, given the funk and jazz scales I've come to love on my guitar. In addition to the songrwiting process, having the scales posters on the wall has helped my DJing too. Many folks tend to rely on the Camelot wheel, as it can be less confusing in a rush than pure theory, but I like thinking my pure musical background gives me that extra bit of an edge when mixing tunes together. Trusting your ears is key, and it's made easier when you can confirm exactly why some tunes mix better together than others- it's just Music Theory! The posters can be purchased individually, or in a pair via my little ETSY shop : https://www.etsy.com/shop/FunklordIndustries