C Major Scale: Theory & Ear Training

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Mastering the Major Scale is absolutely essential for your development as a musician for at least two reasons…

  1. It is widely-used in all kinds of music all around the world.
  2. It provides a rock-solid theoretical foundation upon which we are going to build a rich network of scale and chord mastery.

C Major Scale: Notation, Scale Degrees, Solfege, & Keyboard Layout…

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Ear Training

Reading, playing, and singing the Solfege syllables out loud is an extremely effective way to internalize the unique sound-feeling of each note in any musical scale. Here are are some suggested patterns for doing so, but first listen to Frank model how to use these studies effectively…

It is critically important that you play and sing these studies slowly enough to allow the sound-feelings to make an impression on your mind’s ear. Also, it’s okay to play the notes on the piano as you sing, Eventually you will be able to hear-feel each note in your mind’s ear without help from your instrument!

C Major Scale: Linear, Ascending…

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C Major Scale: Linear, Descending…

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Tip: It is absolutely essential that you sing these out loud. Do you hear and feel the unique pull of Ti toward Do going up and the unique attraction of Re toward Do going down?


C Major Scale: Do-X-Do, Ascending…

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C Major Scale: Do-X-Do, 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… C Natural Minor Scale: Theory & Ear Training

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