C Japanese Scale: Theory & Ear Training

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Enjoy this utterly simple, but delicious scale form the Land of the Rising Sun…

Compare the Japanese Scale to the C Middle Eastern Scale. Notice the dramatic effect of removing two notes: E (Mi) and B (Ti), creating a whole new flavor that is instantly recognized as Japanese!

C Japanese Scale: Notation & Keyboard Layout…

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Ear Training

Reading and singing the Solfege syllables out loud is a very effective way to internalize the unique sound-feeling of each note in a musical scale. Reminder: It is absolutely essential that you sing these out loud… and to play and sing slowly enough to allow the unique sound-feeling of each solfege syllable to make an impression on your mind’s ear.

Japanese Scale: Linear

Ascending…

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Descending…

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Japanese Scale: Do-X-Do

Ascending…

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Descending…

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Tip: Many other patterns are possible as well, but at this point your time is better spent going right to the kinds of music that YOU want to play for your study-practice material.

learn more… Ways to Know a Scale: Introduction

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