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General Music Theory

Major-Scale Modes: From Bright to Dark

The “modes of the major scale” are created by playing the major scale starting on a scale degree other than the root. For example, when the C-Major is played starting on its second note D, the resulting scale is referred … Continue reading

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The Circle Of Fifths

Anybody with exposure to music-theory education has seen a circle of fifths similar to the one at the end of this post. A handy diagram showing the twelve key signatures neatly sorted by number of accidentals, sharps to the right, … Continue reading

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