Archive | Scales

Scale Anatomy 101

It’s time to look at the anatomy and physiology of the common MAJOR scale starting with SCALE DEGREES.  Understanding scale anatomy is critical to understanding…

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Minor Scales

Where there’s only one type of MAJOR scale, there are 3 primary types of minor scales.  Each with its own distinctive sound. Natural Harmonic Melodic…

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Major Scales

MAJOR scales are considered MAJOR because of the MAJOR 3rd (M3) interval that occurs between the TONIC and the MEDIANT scale degrees.  For example, in…

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Scales

This website deals primarily with the PENTATONIC, HEPTATONIC and CHROMATIC scales. There are lots of other scale types floating around in the global ether that you…

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