Did you know that in western music there are 84 scales that consist of 7 modes or moods which also consist of 12 different notes?
Thats right. In music you have the ability to sing in 84 scales, but the most common keys mostly played are G-C- and D.
Did you know music theory scares a lot of people but its actually very easy to understand especially after purchasing my modular scale wheel. I created this tool at the dinner table. I wanted to teach myself Jazz after 6 years of not playing my trumpet. And I had the ambition to make things happen.
There are 7 different modes like I mentioned above. And those modes are
In that order lydian is the brightest or most happy sound and locrian is the darkest or most sinister.
The most comon modes played are ionian and aeolian. It really depends on where you live in the world though because culture has influence on music also....or is it the other way around? Hummmm.
Anyways without getting too deep into theory tonight in this blog i would like to share with you two very important tidbits of information to help you create your scales.
The first thing is how to measure a scale and that is with whole steps and half steps. If you take the Lydian scales pattern you come up with
Memorize that patern because it will come in handy. Learning all your scales at once... Well 7 scales at once really .
The second piece of information youll need to memorise is this 4-7-3-6-2-5-1 .
In my next blog post i will share with you why that information is very handy.
Untill then seriously consider buying the modular scale wheel for yoir child or even for yourself especially if its for school or just a hobby. In my store i have them at $19.99 .