Scales …. confused??

October 16, 2015

A few students have asked me is there an easy way to learn scales and remember them? So for the next few weeks I will be blogging on all the...

A few students have asked me is there an easy way to learn scales and remember them?

So for the next few weeks I will be blogging on all the different scales

Today we’ll focus on Major Scales which is the most simple scale

So do you have to learn each scale separately or can you learn a formula that will teach you all the scales.

Yes!!! This is the formula

whole step- whole step – half step  – whole step  – whole step  – whole step  – half step.

Now you’re saying …. what the heck is a whole step or half step?

To understand one must understand what an interval is – An interval is the audible “distance” between two pitches – so for example C to D is an interval

A half step is the smallest interval in Western musical scales: E sharp is one half-step higher than E; E flat is one half-step lower than E.
A whole step is an interval consisting of two half steps; the distance between C and D is a whole step. Also called simply a “step.”

From this you can figure out literally any scale ……. what major scales are you going to figure out this week?

Next week …. natural minor scales

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