Music Theory

A Video Tour of the Natural Minor Scale in 12 Keys

This video lesson explores the Natural Minor Scale in four ways: 1) the visio-spatial layout of the keyboard, 2) the

A Video Tour of the Major Scale in 12 Keys

This video lesson explores the Major Scale in four ways: 1) the visio-spatial layout of the keyboard, 2) the letter

Scales: A Harmonic View

Although scales are typically conceptualized and taught as linear, melodic constructs, it is important to realize that a scale is

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C Japanese Scale: Theory and Ear Training

Compare the Japanese Scale to the C Middle Eastern Scale. Notice the dramatic effect of removing two notes: E (Mi)

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C Middle Eastern Scale: Theory and Ear Training

Here’s a delicious-sounding scale from the middle east. I really don’t know what to call it, so let’s call it

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C Major Blues Scale: Theory and Ear Training

The Major Blues Scale is the lesser known cousin of the minor blues scale. Sometimes called the Jazz Blues Scale,