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, playing, 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. And do it 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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Japanese Scale: Linear, Descending…

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Japanese Scale: Do-X-Do, Ascending…

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Japanese Scale: Do-X-Do, Descending…

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learn more… Ways to Know a Scale: Introduction