By Paul Schmeling
Research track idea in line with over 40 years of song conception guideline at Berklee university of tune. no matter if you already play an tool, or want to extend the intensity of your musical wisdom, figuring out the elemental recommendations of track thought is vital for advancing your functionality talents and writing track. This ebook good points rigorous, hands-on, "ears-on" perform workouts that assist you discover the interior workings of track, featuring notes, scales, and rhythms as they're heard in pop. jazz and blues. you'll study and construct upon the elemental strategies of song concept with written workouts, listening examples and ear education routines. The integrated CD may also help strengthen classes as you start to construct an exceptional musical starting place.
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Bb D b Major A b Major B b Major b 49 Berklee Music Theory, Book 1 Exercises, Lessons 20–23. Major Scales 1. Using the note and scale degree information given, complete each major scale in both clefs, by writing both before and after the given note, as required. The first one is done for you. b œ b b œ œ œ œ œ & 5-Sol 6-La 7-Ti œ ? & œ œ œ 2-Re ? œ œ 3-Mi œ 4-Fa œ œ œ œ œ & 5-Sol ? 50 6-La œ 7-Ti œ œ Exercises, Lessons 20–23. Ear Training Listen to the first four notes of the major scale. 33 33 & œ œ œ œ 1.
The Major Scale The most common scale in Western music is the major scale. Here is the C major scale. The major scale uses all seven letter names successively, with none repeating until the octave. Listen to its sound. œ œ œ œ œ 32 Listen to the major scale on track 32. The notes follow this pattern of whole steps (W) and half steps (H): WWH WWWH W &œ 44 œ &œ W œ H œ W œ W W œ œ H œ œ Lesson 20. The Major Scale Practice 1. Write out the F major scale using the whole-step/half-step formula. You will need one accidental.
Practice 1. Use the appropriate note and accidental to raise each note by a half step. The first one is done for you. ˙ #˙ b˙ b˙ ˙ b˙ ˙ 2. Use the appropriate note and accidental to lower each note by a half step. ˙ #˙ ˙ #˙ #˙ ˙ #˙ 31 Berklee Music Theory, Book 1 Lesson 15. Key Signatures Key signatures, placed at the beginning of a piece of music, are a way to indicate that certain accidentals will be in use throughout the piece, which avoids the need for a written accidental each time the note appears.