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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:38 am

In each scale there are 8 main notes, and someone decided..."Hey! we should give these guys names!"

Sooooo after many debates and spoiled tea parties...the following system took hold...(i'm joking about the debates and tea parties)

The first note of the scale you are playing is called the "Tonic" so:

1="Tonic"
2= "Super Tonic"
3= "Mediant"
4= "Subdominant"
5= "Dominant"
6= "Submediant"
7= "Leading Tone"
and the 8th key takes us back to the first key we started on so the 8th note is also called "Tonic"



BTW....(i'm joking about the debates and tea parties, it was merely for comical effect)

Hopefully this was clear! I think i'm better at explaining things in videos ^_^

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Re: Scale Degrees

Post by FtOrReEeSsT on Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:24 am

Very interesting.

Every time I came to this site I'm reminded of just how much I have to learn. But I'm up for the challenge.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:59 am

FtOrReEeSsT wrote:Very interesting.

Every time I came to this site I'm reminded of just how much I have to learn. But I'm up for the challenge.

I'm happy to hear you say that Very Happy Giving up is not an option! pirat

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Re: Scale Degrees

Post by maestoso on Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:30 am

Hey Andrew,

Good info! Another point folks might be interested in is that the keys related to a tonic (home) key also take the same names. For example, if we're in C major (tonic) and we modulate to G major, we have modulated to the "dominant" key, etc.

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Post by Amro on Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:39 am

maestoso wrote:Hey Andrew,

Good info! Another point folks might be interested in is that the keys related to a tonic (home) key also take the same names. For example, if we're in C major (tonic) and we modulate to G major, we have modulated to the "dominant" key, etc.

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