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Basic Scales and More Copy

If you already know music theory, this first lesson will probably be review, and you may want to skip ahead. If you’re new to music theory, this will help you understand terminology used throughout the course!

This first video is to really cover the complete basics on music theory.

This includes:

-Identifying notes on the piano keyboard
-C Major Scale (W-W-H-W-W-W-H)
-A minor Scale (W-H-W-W-H-W-W)
-Sharps (#) and Flats (b) in Major and minor Scales FOR ALL KEYS
-Identifying Intervals and Scale Degrees
-Identifying and Memorizing Fifths
-Comparing Relative Major and minor Scales
-And more!

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I’ll show some of the Music Theory hacks in Ableton Live later in this course.

Remember all Major keys follow this ascending pattern, (W-W-H-W-W-W-H) or (2-2-1-2-2-2-1). All minor keys follow this ascending pattern (W-H-W-W-H-W-W) or (2-1-2-2-1-2-2).

REMEMBER YOUR FIFTHS!
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The scale degrees are
1. Tonic
2. Supertonic
3. Mediant
4. Subdominant
5. Dominant.
6. Submediant
7. Leading Tone