Today we are going to learn a little bit of music theory
Everyone who has ever learned about misic has learned a little bit of misoc theory. I myself have never taken classes at a university. My music knowledge outside of playing trumpet at grade school was improved 6 years after graduating. I sat down at the dinner table at the house and told myself i wanted to learn how to play JAZZ of all music. To this day i dont really play that kind of music, but i learned a grest deal when it came to musoc theory. AND I AM STILL LEARNING.
Today i want to discuss how to understand a scale with only the knowledge of
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There are 7 notes in the western scale and from 7 notes you get 84 scales because there are 12 notes entirely to choose from . 7×12=84
If you have ever looked at a piano you have heard that the key of "C" is all the white keys played from C to C.
C D E F G A B C
But you can also start with D and use the same notes. So you would have D E F G A B C D
SO ON AND SO FORTH.
IONIAN: C D E F G A B C
DORIAN: D E F G A B C D
PHRYGIAN: E F G A B C D E
LYDIAN: F G A B C D E F
MIXOLYDIAN: G A B C D E F G
AEOLIAN: A B C D E F G A
LOCRIAN: B C D E F G A B
The names associated to the patterns represent greek cities and regions so its nothing special, but they are called Modes. There are 12 of each kind of Mode. And thats how you arive at 84 scales.
Today we will look at the key of C ionian
An ionian scale has a pattern like this
W W H W W W H
so starting with the LETTER C you follow the pattern.
C D E F G A B C
If you can remember me saying that there were 12 notes to choose from basically you like them all up. Like this to find your scale.
A whole step would be like C to D
A half step would be like E to F
So the key of F# would start with the F# and if you follow the wwhwwwh patern you come up with
F#- G#- A#- B- C#- D#- E#- F#
Try your own scales and see that you CAN do it.
Also remember to make life easier i have created the modular scale wheel. All you have to decide is the color
Thank you guys have a blessed day and if you have any questions please ask me at any time .