Scales in Music Theory:
A scale is a group of musical notes arranged in ascending and descending order of their occurrence in an octave, that is used in composing music. The specific notes that are chosen gives each piece its distinctive flavor. Its like in a kitchen, though all the ingredients are sitting there, seldom will one put chilies into an ice-cream or a cake. Its the systematized list of ingredient of sorts, for a piece of music.
Various scales have been in use since time immemorial. The ones that are important to beginners are:
- Details of these scales can be read in the article: here
- Here the pattern of half(1) and whole(2) steps between two notes has been represented below each scale.
- One may start from any note and follow the semitone progressions given below to derive all the notes of that scale upto unison (after which the pattern repeats itself).
I. Chromatic Scales: (progressing through the octave fully)
~Ascending Chromatic Scale:: A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A (one may start at any note - sharps and flats are written as sharps in all ascending scales including this one, i.e. where the frequency is rising from one note to the next.)
~Descending Chromatic Scale: A Ab G Gb F E Eb D Db C B Bb A (one may start at any note - sharps and flats are written as flats in all descending scales including this one, i.e. where the frequency is falling from one note to the next.)
Musical Intervals and Scales:
- Musical Intervals and Scales
- Scales in music theory : Chromatic Scales (reading)
- Major and Minor Scales / Diatonic Scales
- Pentatonic Scales, Chord Scales, Diminished Scales
- The Circle of 5ths
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