Understanding Scales and Key Signatures

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Understanding Scales and Key Signatures

Postby Mike Bracchi » 17 May 2012 06:46

Understanding Scales and Key Signatures

Scales?
Scales are the set progressions of notes. One of the first things you will learn when you play an instrument is the scales. The scales allow you to practice playing the notes, and it makes it easier to hear if you miss a note because the progression of the notes will sound wrong to the ear. You may learn a different set of scales for each key signature that you learn. There are a variety of scales available and in western music tradition most scales have eight notes. The common scales that you will hear about are major and minor scales.

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http://ptolemy.eecs.berkeley.edu/eecs20 ... scale.html


Scales and key signatures are just one part of understanding music. If you are learning to play an instrument or if you are working on improving your singing voice, you will need to have a firm understanding of scales and key signatures. These are some of the most basic aspects of music, and you will find that they affect an aspect of every piece that you play. When you first take music, you will be exposed to music theory as well. Once you understand these basic concepts it will help you in playing and composing music in the future.

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