Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Scales that are not Major or Minor (Understanding Basic Music Theory)

Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Scales that are not Major or Minor (Understanding Basic Music Theory) 4.8 Scales that are not Major or Minor (Understanding Basic Music Theory)   4.8.1 Introduction   Sounds – ordinary, everyday “noises” – come in every conceivable pitch (Section 1.1.3) and groups of pitches. In fact, the essence of … Read more

Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Minor Keys and Scales (Understanding Basic Music Theory)

Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Minor Keys and Scales (Understanding Basic Music Theory) 4.4 Minor Keys and Scales   4.4.1 Music in a Minor Key Each major key uses a di erent set of notes (its major scale (Section 4.3.2: Major Scales)). In each major scale, however, the notes are arranged in the same … Read more

Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Major Keys and Scales (Understanding Basic Music Theory)

Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Major Keys and Scales (Understanding Basic Music Theory)   4.3 Major Keys and Scales   The simple, sing-along, nursery rhymes and folk songs we learn as children; the “catchy” tunes used in advertising jingles; the cheerful, toe-tapping pop and rock we dance to; the uplifting sounds of a symphony: … Read more