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You are at Chapter IV • Page No. 36 More... Introduction for Scales

Scales in General
The tonal material of music arranged in order of rising pitches is a scale. There are a large number of scales because there are many varieties of tonal materials in different periods and in different countries (e.g. China). I shall show here the two main scale streams that are integrated in the European music: The Major scales and the Minor scales.

The Major scale tone intervals arrangement is: T-T-S-T-T-T-S (T = Tone, S = Semi-tone)
The Minor scale tone intervals arrangement is: T-S-T-T-S-T-T (natural minor scale)

The minor has two more variations besides the Natural Minor: Harmonic Minor: T-S-T-T-S-T+-S and Melodic Minor: T-S-T-T-T-T-S.

Each scale can be transposed by starting from any tone of the twelve defined tones - but that change the key signature!

See a recommended way to practice a scale. Play each option up and down [Ascending & descending]
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Three Major scales
We shall practice three Major scales and three Minor scales

C Major scale

Play slowly

G major (Sharp)

Try to play all notes equally in length

F major (Flat)

Play this one as a crescendoed melody


Three Minor scales

A Minor scale

Pay attention that the notes are connected

E Minor scale

After playing it as written - double each note

D Minor scale

Play this one decrescendo

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