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7 Types Of Diatonic Modes

Diatonic Modes are modes, in music, is a step wise composition of the seven “natural” pitches (scale degrees) producing an octave without modifying the established pattern of a key or mode—in particular, the major and minor scales. We’ve already seen in the basics of diatonic modes that the major scale is a mode of the minor …

Basics Of Diatonic Modes

Before get started with different types of diatonic modes, we should have to look the basics of diatonic modes. So, that you can easily understand them. In case you haven’t visit the diatonic scale blog, please give a visit, it helps you to understand all these in a better manner. Over here, in basics of …

Major And Minor Scale Structure

Major And Minor Scale Structure

A major scale is when the third scale degree (the mediant) is a major third above the tonic note. On a minor scale, the third degree is a minor third above the tonic. Understanding Major Scale Structure The major scale is a 7-note scale so it consists of seven notes. The structure of a major scale is relatively even (the consequence of …

Diatonic Scales

Diatonic Scales

A scale is called diatonic scale when it is a mode, or variation, of the major scale. This includes the natural minor scale and all 7 of the diatonic modes (of which the major and minor scales are two). The word “diatonic” is Greek, and it means “across the octave.” The name refers to the …

Minor Pentatonic Modes

A pentatonic scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave, in contrast to the heptatonic scale, which has seven notes per octave (such as the major scale and minor scale). Pentatonic scales were developed independently by many ancient civilizations and are still used in various musical styles to this day, and minor pentatonic …

Mastering Scales In Music


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