SCALES AND KEYS
NOTE: The audio files here are demonstrating each mode on the same starting note (A). (They are transpositions.)
mnemonic device developed by Polly Blanshan in 2006.
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Theorist Kevon Lyle refers to consonances and aurally satisfying moments in music as “tasty.”
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Once key signatures are memorized, this is helpful information when deducing the interval quality of sixths and sevenths. Considering the lower of the two notes of an interval as tonic of a major key, if the upper note would fit into the key signature of the tonic note, the interval is major.
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You Are My Hiding Place: Lyrics and music by Michael Ledner. © 1981 Maranatha! Music.
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What Wondrous Love Is This: Appalachian folk hymn, circa 1835. Public Domain. Tune name: Wondrous Love.
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Sing We Now of Christmas: Anonymous French carol, circa 1450. Public Domain. Tune name: Noel Nouvelet.
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The whole-tone scale, the octatonic scale, and the blues scale gained prominence after the common practice era.
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