4 Major Scales

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4 Major Scales

  1. 1. Music Theory Unit 2 Major Scales
  2. 2. Review - Tones <ul><li>A semitone is the shortest distance between two notes </li></ul><ul><li>A whole tone is the distance between ____ semitones </li></ul><ul><li>A _________ semitone has the same letter name </li></ul><ul><li>A _________ semitone has adjacent letter names </li></ul>
  3. 3. Major Scales <ul><li>A scale is a series of notes in succession </li></ul><ul><li>There are several types of scales </li></ul><ul><li>Each scale has a specific pattern of tones and semitones </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Scales <ul><li>A major scale is built on the following pattern: </li></ul><ul><li>In a major scale, there are semitones, or “half-steps” between notes ____ and ____, and notes ____ and _____. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Names of Notes <ul><li>Build a major scale starting on F and A b </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scale Degrees <ul><li>The first note of the major scale is called the ______. </li></ul><ul><li>The scale has the same name as the tonic. </li></ul><ul><li>When a piece of music is based on a particular scale, it is said to be in that key. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Signatures <ul><li>A ______________ is a shortcut to let you know what notes in a piece of music are sharp or flat, all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp and flat key signatures are _______ written in a particular order </li></ul><ul><li>The order of sharps is: </li></ul><ul><li>The order of flats is: </li></ul>
  8. 8. More scale degrees <ul><li>Every note of a scale has a specific name. They are: </li></ul><ul><li>(bonus hint: the leading tone is always a semitone away from the tonic!) </li></ul>

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