Category Archives: Major Scale

Pentatonic Scale

The pentatonic scale is a five tone scale. Is is a gapped scale, one that contains intervals of more than a step between adjacent pitches. You can think of the pentatonic scale as a incomplete major scale. All the black keys on a piano is the equivalent to an Aflat minor pentatonic scale. The Pentatonic… Read More »

Modes

Modes are an important concept when dealing with scales.  There are seven modes each has its own set of intervals.  Below are a list of the seven modes. -Ionian – 1st degree -Dorian – 2nd degree -Phrygian – 3rd degree -Lydian – 4th degree -Mixolydian – 5th degree -Aeolian – 6th degree -Locrian – 7th… Read More »

Major Scale

The major scale is a scale of seven different pitch classes with half steps between the third and fourth and the seventh and eight scale degrees and whole steps between all other scale degrees. C D E F G A B do re me fa sol la ti P1 M2 M3 P4 P5 M6 M7… Read More »