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Music scale degrees gregory

  1. 1. Music Theory Scale DegreesRandall GregoryOrchestra TeacherSalem-Keizer Public Schools
  2. 2. Objective:You will Learn differentways to name the notes ina scale.This will help you when youwant to compose musicusing chords based on thenames of these notes.Click through this tutorialas you understand eachpage.
  3. 3. In this lesson you will learn:
  4. 4. Scale Degree:In music theory, a scale degree or scale step is the name of aparticular note of a scale. This is in relation to the starting note ofthe scale. The scale degrees have both a name and a number. So La Ti Mi Fa 6 7 8(1) D o Re 5 3 4 D1o 2Source ideas from Wikipedia: Scale DegreesPicture from:http://musictheoryblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/all-12-major-scales.html
  5. 5. In this lesson you have learned:
  6. 6. Scale Number:It is useful to number these notes with Roman Numerals as follows: VI V II I V II I II I V 6 7 8(1) I 5 2 3 4 1Notice the 8th scale degree is also Roman Numeral I. This isbecause it is a “D” just like the the starting note of the scale.Picture from:http://musictheoryblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/all-12-major-scales.html
  7. 7. In this lesson you have learned:
  8. 8. The Tonic:The first note (I)of all musical scales is called the Tonic.The tonic functions almost always as the starting point and theending point. V VI VI I I I II III IV TonicSource: Piano Play It- Scale Degrees in Musical Scaleshttp://www.piano-play-it.com/musical-scales.htmlPicture from:http://musictheoryblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/all-12-major-scales.html
  9. 9. The DominantThe fifth (V) note of the scale is called the Dominant. Chordsbased on the dominant note of the scale help point the listenerback to the tonic. V VI VII I I II III IV Dominant TonicSource: Piano Play It- Scale Degrees in Musical Scaleshttp://www.piano-play-it.com/musical-scales.htmlPicture from:http://musictheoryblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/all-12-major-scales.html
  10. 10. The SubdominantThe fourth (IV) note of the scale is called the Subdominant. It is anote that is one lower, or below the dominant. Chords based onthe subdominant note help point the listener to the dominant,which eventually leads back to the tonic. V VI V I I I I II III IV Dominant Tonic SubdominantPicture from:http://musictheoryblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/all-12-major-scales.html
  11. 11. In this lesson you have learned:
  12. 12. Summary:You have learned what a scaledegree is and useful ways toname them including:-Roman Numerals-Music theory names for 3 veryspecial scale degrees:Tonic (I), Subdominant (IV), andDominant (V).These scale degree numbersand names will help you whenyou want to compose musicusing chords.
  13. 13. The ENDImage: http://office.microsoft.com

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