Music Scale Discussions

Music Scales are the life blood of composition and improvisation, Here are discussions on the theory aspects of music scales.

Improvising with scale tones is an extension of what we’ve talked about in creating melodies. Specifically we started with a scale and skipped or sequentially stepped through the notes or tones. Much of what is used in the scale is repeating patterns, so let’s explore what you might do with that scale you have chosen to use over your chord.

Once you’ve learned the basic melody types of skipping and stepping to create melodies you move on to which scale to use. This involves using more than just a basic major or minor scale and moving into new choices.

Two types of Piano Scale Patterns can be used in defining your ability to play the scales. We discuss math and physical location.

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