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Is there any way i can know the 'family' of each major and minor scale??is there like any theroy behind it without always asking which key is whose 'family'??
09-24-2001, 11:58 AM
I would start by playing thruogh 1,4,5 patterns using bar chords. In the key of C the 1 4 5 is; C(1) F(4) G(5)
1st play the progression playing the 1 chord off the 6th str.(8th fret) then play the 4 & 5 off the 5th str.(8th & 10th)
now reverse it, play the 1 chord off the 5th str.(3rd fr.)and the 4 & 5 off the 6th str.( 1st & 3rd)
after awhile you will start to be able to recognize these patterns in songs you play. Then start to look at where the other 4 chords fit into the pattern (236&7)
09-25-2001, 07:01 PM
let's say there's three big families: major, minor, and diminished...
That means that starting on a c, you 'll get 3 different scales (major would be cdefgab)
minor implies a flatted(one half step lower) third, which gives it a "sad" flavor...
As for diminished, the third and the fifth are now flatted...The flavor is then tense...
Starting form those, you can now change the spots of the other intervals around... FOr example, a major scale with a raised fourth will be what we call a lydian mode... Of course, the possibilities are endless, as you can have 5 notes scales (pentatonic, it's a minor without a third or a sixth)6 notes (with the blue note) etc... up to the 12 notes scale, which is a max in our system of tempered music (it's called the chromatic scale)
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