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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:07 am

This is a list of All major scales, and their relative minor scales, PLUS the accidental they have in them.

The order of sharps can be remembered by memorizing this sentence. Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle.
Now, say the same sentence backwards to get your order of flats. Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles Father.


C Major & a minor (no sharps or flats)


(Sharped scales)
G Major & e minor (F#)

D Major & b minor (F#, C#)

A Major & f# minor (F#, C#, G#)

E Major & c# minor (F#, C#, G#, D#)

B Major & g# minor (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#)

F# Major & d# minor (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#)

C# Major & a# minor (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B#)


(Flatted Scales)

F Major & d minor (Bb)

Bb Major & g minor (Bb, Eb)

Eb Major & c minor (Bb, Eb, Ab)

Ab Major & f minor (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)

Db Major & Bb minor (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)

Gb Major & Eb minor (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb)

Cb Major & Ab minor (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, Fb)




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Post by kaburto1966 on Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:39 pm

This is just what I needed! Thanks! Very Happy

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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:05 pm

kaburto1966 wrote:This is just what I needed! Thanks! Very Happy

welcome ^_^

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Post by FtOrReEeSsT on Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:10 am

Wow! This is a huge help for me.

Thanks for posting this!

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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:57 am

FtOrReEeSsT wrote:Wow! This is a huge help for me.

Thanks for posting this!

Really? I thought people would laugh at how basic this information is! Well i'm glad i posted it then! king

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Post by FtOrReEeSsT on Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:11 am

Admin Andrew wrote:
FtOrReEeSsT wrote:Wow! This is a huge help for me.

Thanks for posting this!

Really? I thought people would laugh at how basic this information is! Well i'm glad i posted it then! king

Haha. Well, I haven't been playing very long, and even in the short amount of time that I have been playing I've spent most of the time just learning songs I like and whatnot. Kind of embarrassing, but I'm just now trying to get serious about learning scales and chords and all the rest of the "basic" stuff and building on from there.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:09 pm

FtOrReEeSsT wrote:
Admin Andrew wrote:
FtOrReEeSsT wrote:Wow! This is a huge help for me.

Thanks for posting this!

Really? I thought people would laugh at how basic this information is! Well i'm glad i posted it then! king

Haha. Well, I haven't been playing very long, and even in the short amount of time that I have been playing I've spent most of the time just learning songs I like and whatnot. Kind of embarrassing, but I'm just now trying to get serious about learning scales and chords and all the rest of the "basic" stuff and building on from there.

ohh! ^_^ well then it's good i posted this. Any other information you want to know?

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Post by pianohama on Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:13 pm

Well... Laugh at me if you want but I really can't understand that circle thing =/
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Post by Phobik2000 on Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:41 am

pianohama wrote:Well... Laugh at me if you want but I really can't understand that circle thing =/

I'll give it a try.
Each letter reffers to a scale in the given note. Exterior letters reffer major scales, interior one's their relative minor scale, obtained 3 semi-tones down the piano's chromatic scale from the given note.
Letters are a fifth apart (in the piano's chromatic scale, hence called circle of fifths). The Outter sheet notation indicates sharped notes (you play not the note, but the next semi-tone up), for the scales from middle to right, and flatned notes (you play not the note, but the previous semi-tone down), from middle to left, for each scale.

Scales are made with the following intervals:
Major: 2x whole-tone, semi-tone, 3x whole-tone, semi-tone
minor: whole-tone, semi-tone, 3x whole-tone, semi-tone, whole-tone, semi-tone.

So the whole thing is like a map telling you which keys get sharped or flated in a given scale, in opposition to being normally played like in C major scale.

That's all I recall for now, hope that helped. Anyone feel free to add more or correct any wrongs.
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Post by maggiekedves on Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:58 am

I found an awesome picture for the circle
I know it is basicly the same stuff... I would really love to get a clock like that... it would help me tons to learn this circle thing.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:04 am

maggiekedves wrote:I found an awesome picture for the circle
I know it is basicly the same stuff... I would really love to get a clock like that... it would help me tons to learn this circle thing.


WOW, i REALLY like that clock...i want it now.... bounce

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Post by maggiekedves on Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:19 am

So am I... it is not mine... hope I could find a way to get one Wink
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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:12 am

If you ever get one, let me know where i can pick one up!

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Post by maggiekedves on Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:19 am

You can count on that Wink

How did I become an Intermediate pianist ?? Wink afro
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Post by Jordan on Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:43 am

maggiekedves wrote:You can count on that Wink

How did I become an Intermediate pianist ?? Wink afro

It's our rank system. It goes by the number of posts you accumulate over the time - once you reach 20 posts you advance to the rank "Intermediate Pianist". The more posts you accumulate, the more ranks are prone to appear on your name. And so far you're doing a great job, Maggie! Like I said before, keep up the great work! Very Happy
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Post by maggiekedves on Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:55 am

Wish my actual piano playing with improve to the intermediate level that fast lol!
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Post by adavidoiu on Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:02 am

hey, at minor scales isn't : 1 tone, 1 semitone, 2 tones, 1 semitone and than 2 tones? a minor doesn't have black notes.

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Post by maggiekedves on Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:43 am

adavidoiu wrote:hey, at minor scales isn't : 1 tone, 1 semitone, 2 tones, 1 semitone and than 2 tones? a minor doesn't have black notes.
It is true that the "A natural minor" doesnt have black notes but dont forget that B to C is only a semitone just like E to F. Even though they are white keys they are still only semitones. So a whole tone from B is C sharp and whole tone from E is F sharp.
It is little tricky I know.
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Post by Phobik2000 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:30 pm

adavidoiu wrote:hey, at minor scales isn't : 1 tone, 1 semitone, 2 tones, 1 semitone and than 2 tones? a minor doesn't have black notes.

One of Andrew's last videos (#25 #26 maybe?) mentions there are some variations of a given scale, that has to do with harmony and melody. I think that's just the tip of the iceberg though. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Jordan on Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:58 pm

The A Natural minor scale does not have black notes, but harmonic and melodic minor may have sharps and flats, depending on the scale. However, A melodic minor has F sharp and A flat on it's 6th and 7th.
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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:33 pm

Jordan wrote:The A Natural minor scale does not have black notes, but harmonic and melodic minor may have sharps and flats, depending on the scale. However, A melodic minor has F sharp and A flat on it's 6th and 7th.

Well, ok I really had correcting people, and you're right in alot of ways, A minor melodic scale does have those two notes raised. What you need to remember is in a melodic scale it's 6th and 7th get RASIED on the way up and LOWERED on the way down, so you would have to say F# and G# on the way up and F natural and G natural on the way down. When you said A flat that would be lowering the note fromt he tonic. I know it sounds like a really stupid difference but it you said it went from F# to A flat and then to A natural that would be very bad on a test! even though you're playing the exact same notes on the keyboard. Smile Anyway no worries! I hope that cleared some things up!

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Post by Jordan on Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:41 pm

Admin Andrew wrote:
Jordan wrote:The A Natural minor scale does not have black notes, but harmonic and melodic minor may have sharps and flats, depending on the scale. However, A melodic minor has F sharp and A flat on it's 6th and 7th.

Well, ok I really had correcting people, and you're right in alot of ways, A minor melodic scale does have those two notes raised. What you need to remember is in a melodic scale it's 6th and 7th get RASIED on the way up and LOWERED on the way down, so you would have to say F# and G# on the way up and F natural and G natural on the way down. When you said A flat that would be lowering the note fromt he tonic. I know it sounds like a really stupid difference but it you said it went from F# to A flat and then to A natural that would be very bad on a test! even though you're playing the exact same notes on the keyboard. Smile Anyway no worries! I hope that cleared some things up!

Thanks for correcting me, Andrew! Sorry about that.
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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:23 am

no problem Smile don't worry about it! Everyone's learning, i learn something new about music pretty much everyday! the day you think you've learned everything is the day you're in trouble:) I just hope i didn't offend you, cause that was not my intention Smile

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Post by Thomandy on Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:32 am

I actually like scales now that I have been interduced propperly to the construction. Instead of buying a scalebook(wich I cant find anywhere) I decided to use the formulas given to me trough Andrews Youtubelessons, and construct my own little scalebook. I guess that is also a great whay of learning them, finding them instead of just seeing and memoraising.

I am almost finished with all your lessons on youtube Andy ;p
But will soon repet the differences to the minor melodic and harmonic, and go on to the really hard* circle of fifth...
I have seen the video, and read about it.. But the thingi doenst really stick. But I guess it wont be any problem with a little work on it Smile
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Post by maggiekedves on Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:52 am

thomandy wrote:I actually like scales now that I have been
interduced propperly to the construction. Instead of buying a
scalebook(wich I cant find anywhere) I decided to use the formulas
given to me trough Andrews Youtubelessons, and construct my own little
scalebook. I guess that is also a great whay of learning them, finding
them instead of just seeing and memoraising.

I am almost finished with all your lessons on youtube Andy ;p
But will soon repet the differences to the minor melodic and harmonic, and go on to the really hard* circle of fifth...
I
have seen the video, and read about it.. But the thingi doenst really
stick. But I guess it wont be any problem with a little work on it Smile

Who needs a book when you can find pretty much anything on the internet...
Check out this page http://www.tonalcentre.org/Scales.html It has tones
of smart stuff on it ( besides the scales) This is mostly for
reading, stretching the brain

http://www.pianoworld.com/fun/vpc/piano_chords.htm this is one of the
fun sites which actually shows scales and chords on a virtual piano

The next site is even better
http://www.looknohands.com/chordhouse/piano/ that also knows the chords
and scales but you can actually listen to them cheers

If you need some help with fingering
http://www.practicespot.com/scalesmanual.phtml this site helps how to
get the fingering of all the scales with left and right hand too.

Thats pretty much all you need for scales, and your fingers of course lol!
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