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Pentatonic Scale Definition: A five tone scale (not including octave) that contains no half steps. Working Definition: In any Major key, write out the scale and remove notes 4 and 7. The remainder is your pentatonic scale. Example: G Major Scale - G A B C D E F# G G Major Pentatonic Scale - G A B D E G B minor Pentatonic Scale - B D E G A B Relative minor pentatonic: uses the same notes as the relative Major pentatonic.
Whole Tone Scale Definition: A seven tone artificial scale that is a succession of whole steps. (It is artificial because it does not represent a key center or signature, but requires accidentals.) Working Definition: Start on any note. Write a scale using only whole steps until you’ve returned to the original starting note. Examples:F G A B C# D# F W W W W W W D E F# G# A# C D W W W W W W Note: There are really only two possible whole tone scales. No matter what note you start on, you will end up with one of the two sets of scale notes listed above in the examples.
65. Modality Not conforming to a key signature in Major or Minor tonality, but containing the pattern of a scale. Looks like key of G, but starts and ends on A. A – B – C – D – E – F# - G – A Not major or minor – modal (A dorian)
Looks like key of G, ends on D, focus on D triad. D – E – F# - G – A – B – C - D Not G Major or D Major, not minor – D mixolydian
Church Modes Definition: Any of seven scales based on the rotation of the C Major scale. IC D E F G A B CW W H W W W H Don’tD E F G A B C DW H W W W H W PlayE F G A B C D EH W W W H W W LyricalF G A B C D E FW W W H W W H MusicG A B C D E F GW W H W W H W AtA B C D E F G AW H W W H W W LunchB C D E F G A BH W W H W W H IONIAN LOCRIAN AEOLIAN MIXOLYDIAN LYDIAN PHRYGIAN DORIAN PhraseModeC PatternWhole/Half Pattern
Steps to Writing a Modal Scale 1. Write all the notes for the given scale with no accidentals. (Ex: G Locrian, write G – A – B – C – D – E – F – G) 2. Figure out the “white key” C pattern for the mode. (Ex: Locrian, write B – C – D – E – F – G – A – B) 3. Write out the Whole/Half pattern for the mode. (Ex: Locrian, write H – W – W – H – W – W – W) 4. Apply this pattern to the original scale to add accidentals. (Ex: G Locrian: G – Ab – Bb – C – Db – Eb – F – G)
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