- To profoundly understand the role that scales play in the function of music, both melodically and harmonically. .
- To expand your visio-spatial awareness of the piano keyboard.
- To develop your aural comprehension by expand your conception and perception of pitches in functional terms.
- To develop Relative Pitch (RP), the ability to comprehend and perceive pitch relationships in functional terms with respect to a key center.
Links to Lessons
The Basics of Scales
- Why Study Scales?
- What is a Scale?
- Scale Structure: The Number System
- Scale Structure: The Solfege System
- Number System or Solfege?
- Solfege and the Notion of Keys
- Melodic Analysis: The Beauty of Solfege
- Analysis of Familiar Melodies Using Solfege
Scale Types: Theory & Ear Training
- C Major
- C Natural Minor || C Melodic Minor || C Harmonic Minor
- C Mixolydian || C Dorian
- C Major Pentatonic || C Minor Pentatonic
- C Minor Blues || C Major Blues
- C Middle Eastern || C Japanese
How to Study-Practice Scales
- Scales: A Harmonic View
- Scales: A Non-Linear View
- A Video Tour of The Major Scale in 12 Keys
- A Video Tour of The Natural Minor Scale in 12 Keys
Commonly-Used Scales in 12 Keys
- The Major Scale in 12 Keys
- The Natural Minor Scale in 12 Keys
- The Mixolydian Scale in 12 Keys
- The Dorian Scale in 12 Keys