How Music Works: Scales

Learning Outcomes 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

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Chord Progressions: Why Study Chord Progressions?

A Chord Progression is a sequence of chords that achieve a larger-scale harmonic purpose than can be achieved by a single chord alone. These purposes include: Establishing a key center. Establishing a tonality. Building harmonic tension. Releasing harmonic tension. Creating a sense of forward motion and anticipation. Changing the mood. Introducing tonal ambiguity. Changing key center.

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