Scales

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,

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C Minor Blues Scale: Theory and Ear Training

The Minor Blues Scale is the blues scale that most people are familiar with, so much so that it usually

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C Minor Pentatonic Scale: Theory and Ear Training

As the name suggests, the Minor Pentatonic Scale has five notes… another existence proof that scales are not made up