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Music Theory and Literature week 2

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Music Theory and Literature week 2 Music 40

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Major and minor scale patterns and modal minor scales. The circle of fifths, as well as the relationships between the different scales and keys
Theory and Literature I
Lenore Hiebert
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Music, MusicTheory, majorscales, minorscales, modalminors, circleoffifths
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Date Created: 09/04/16
Notes from Music theory and literature; Music 40 Week 2 Day 4 Major scales • Whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half • 2,2,1,2,2,2,1 • Use the C M scale as a model for major scales • For scales like Gb or C#, they have a scale on their enharmonics, F# & Db Day 5 - Any major key will be denoted with and upper case letter, minor scales will be denoted with a lowercase letter. I.e. F Major, f minor • Natural Minor scales start on the 5 of the relative major. (C Major= do-do, a minor= la-la) (Natural) Minor keys • Take a major key and add 3 flats/ lower three notes, th - Lower the 3rd, 6th, and 7 - With sharps it will be subtracting 3 #'s (if there are only 2#'s, subtract them and add a b) - Harmonic minor keys • Only lower the 3rd and the 6th th • Raising the 7th back up creates a Aug. 2nd interval to the 7 - Melodic minor • Only lower the 3rd on the way up, then lower the 3rd, 6th, and 7th (creating a natural minor) on the way down. - Relative scales share the exact same key signatures but start on different notes • Also be aware to find a relative minor to a major take your major key, add 5 letter notes (or subtract 2) and pay attention to the accidentals of that key; example: D major- b minor, both have 2#'s • Parallel scales start on the same note but have different key signatures - Minor scales follow the pattern of • 2122122 • 212212+ 2 • 21222212212212 - The circle of Fifths • The circle of represents the relationship between all of the major keys and natural minor keys as well as how their key signatures • Key points for the test:  Octave placing on the piano  Order of ½ and whole steps for Major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor  The circle of 5ths from memory (major and natural minors)


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