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Scale Degree - tonic, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant and leading note


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Numbers on top are the steps from the tonic:
-7-6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1   0  1  2  3  4  5  6   7  8  9  10 
C  D  E  F  G  A  B | C  D  E  F  G  A  B | c  d  e  f  
Octave 1 below      | ^  Reference octave | Octave above 

So, the scale we are playing is in the reference octave the C note of which is the tonic note. Thus we may say,

Steps | Roman    | English  | Degree  |  Result played
from  | numeral  | name     | name    |  by modifying
tonic | notation |                      C major scale

-4      IV      subdominant     4th    G A B C D E F
-3      V      (dominant)       5th    F G A B C D E
-2      VI      submediant      6th    E F G A B C D
-1      VII    (leading note)   7th    D E F G A B C
0       I      (tonic)          1st    C D E F G A B
1       II      supertonic      2nd    B C D E F G A
2       III     mediant         3rd    A B C D E F G
3       IV     (subdominant)    4th    G A B C D E F
4       V       dominant        5th    F G A B C D E
5       VI     (submediant)     6th    E F G A B C D
6       VII     leading note    7th    D E F G A B C

This concept is valid to both major and minor scales, just the names and notations differ slightly as discussed.

Read the explanation - Scale Degree - I, II, III, IV...in a Scale:
http://basicmusictheory.blogspot.com/2009/09/scale-degree-tonic-supertonic-mediant.html



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