How Music Works: Scales


Let’s learn how to conceive of and study-practice Scales like musicians…

  1. Why Study Scales?
  2. What is a Scale?
  3. Scale Structure: The Number System
  4. Scale Structure: The Solfege System
  5. Number System or Solfege?
  6. Solfege and the Notion of Keys
  7. Melodic Analysis: The Beauty of Solfege
  8. Analysis of Familiar Melodies Using Solfege
  9. Scales: A Harmonic View
  10. Scales: A Non-Linear View

Scale Types: Theory & Ear Training

  1. C Major
  2. C Natural Minor || C Melodic Minor || C Harmonic Minor
  3. C Mixolydian || C Dorian
  4. C Major Pentatonic || C Minor Pentatonic
  5. C Minor Blues || C Major Blues
  6. C Middle Eastern || C Japanese
  7. Comparative Scale Study: Theory & Ear Training

Way to Know a Scale

  1. Introduction
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Keyboard Awareness
  4. Aural Comprehension
  5. Performance
  6. Scales as Chords
  7. Scales as Modes

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Study Aids

Commonly-Used Scales in 12 Keys