Scales: A Harmonic View

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


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)


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


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,


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


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