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How To Hear Modes

It is one thing to know what the modes are, to know what modality is in abstraction and to be able to name the modes, even to spell their intervals and relationship. It is one thing to know a scale, but it is quite another to understand it practically. It is one thing to have …

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 …

Building Blocks Of Music

Melody is like harmony in that it describes the relationship between pitches, but it is a horizontal rather than vertical understanding. While still a matter of relative structure, melody is all about the way that notes act in sequence, so that the same 4 notes played in different orders have different melodic values, even if …

Intervals In Music

An intervals in music is a relationship between two notes. It describes the harmonic distance between notes with a unique sound. Each interval has a unique sound and a unique name. The names of the intervals in music comes from their position in diatonic scales. In that sense, intervals can be either: 1. Major 2. …