Musical Scales – Major / Minor / Blues / Pentatonic / Chromatic And Whole Tone Scales

Musical Scales A scale is a set of pitches (or a group of notes) that are arranged and played by increasing pitch (ascending) or decreasing pitch (descending) order. Musical Scales and Emotions There are many different types of musical scales. The major scales and the minor scales are the two most commonly used musical scales. Different scales may evoke certain emotions or moods. For example, the major scales feel happy and bright. Music in the major keys have an excited and cheerful sound. The minor scales, on the other hand, feel sad and have a dark and serious atmosphere. Piano chords are formed from musical scales. It’s ideal that you understand how to construct major and minor scales before learning to build piano chords. We will discuss more about piano chords, triads and seventh chords. Below are some of the less common musical scales on piano: The Blues Scales The blues scale on piano consists of six notes: The root, flat 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th and flat 7th notes of the major scale. There are twelve blues scales: C, C♯, D, E♭, E, F, F♯, G, A♭, A, B♭, B: C blues scale: C – E♭ – F – G♭ – G – B♭ – C C♯ blues scale: C♯ – E – F♯ – G – G♯ – B – C♯ D blues scale: D – F – G – A♭- A – C – D E♭ blues scale: E♭- G♭- A♭- […]

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