Scales: A Non-Linear View

music notation showing a non-linear view for the c major scale

Did you know… that a scale is so much more than a string of notes that go up and down in “steps”?

And so, it is a huge advance in your musicianship to view a scale as more than a linear construct. Every scale is also rich in harmonic relationships. Each scale is a palette of sound-feelings that have various degrees of harmonic stability-instability and harmonic tension-resolution.

For example, the a C major scale can also be conceived as follows, where the notes are arranged in order of consonance with respect to Do…


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