Jun 13 2010, 07:49 AM Post #2 Learning Rock Star Group: Members Posts: 135 Joined: 6-June 10 From: Greece Member No.: 10.576 Hey Pedja Here is the 1st assignment 3 Part HarmonyC Major ScaleI = C = C E GII =Dmin= D F AIII =Emin= E G BIV = F = F A CV = G =G B DVI = Amin =A C EVII= Bdim=B D FF Major ScaleI = F = F A CII =Gmin=G Bb DIII =Amin=A C EIV = Bb =Bb D FV = C =C E GVI =Dmin=D F AVII= Edim=E G BbG Major ScaleI = G = G B DII =Amin=A C EIII =Bmin=B D F#IV = C =A C EV = D =D F# AVI = Emin=E G BVII=F#dim=F# A C 4 Part HarmonyC Major ScaleI =Cmaj7=C E G BII =Dmin7=D F A CIII =Emin7=E G B DIV =Fmaj7=F A C EV =Gdom7=G B D FVI =Amin7 =A C E GVII=Bmin7b5=B D F AF Major ScaleI =Fmaj7=F A C EII =Gmin7=G Bb D FIII =Amin7= A C E GIV =A#maj7=A# D F AV =Cdom7 =C E G BVI =Dmin7 =D F A CVII=Emin7b5 =E G Bb DG Major ScaleI =Gmaj7=G B D F#II =Amin7=A C E GIII=Bmin7=B D F# AIV=Cmaj7=C E G BV =Ddom7=D F# A CVI=Emin7 =E G B DVII=F#min7b5=F# A C EI am not sure about min7b5 however Is its formula something like 1 3b 5b 7b? Μoreover, I asked you how we type dominant and you said either dom7 or just 7 but is one of them more preferable?Expect 2nd assignment in the next few days Chris This post has been edited by SubbedChris: Jun 13 2010, 10:31 AM
 Jun 14 2010, 06:17 PM Post #3 Instructor Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 8.109 Joined: 13-September 08 From: Nis, Serbia Member No.: 5.892 Great work Chris!You should use just 7 for dominant 7th. When it comes to minor7b5 chord you are right, numbering formula is 1 b3 b5 b7!Look forward to your 2nd assignment. -------------------- My Video Lessons
 Jun 17 2010, 09:37 AM Post #4 Learning Rock Star Group: Members Posts: 135 Joined: 6-June 10 From: Greece Member No.: 10.576 Hey Pedja Here is the 2nd assignment.I will leave blank the questions that I wont answer.Also,Im not sure about what I will write because of my limited theory so please correct me wherever Im wrong.1)Tell me everything you know about major scale. Construction, intervals, harmony and everything else you feel I need to know. Major scale is a 7 note scaleConstruction:We can construct a scale using this formula 2212221Example:Say we want to construct a scale using C as the root.It would be:C+2 semitones=DD+2 semitones=EE+1 semitone =FF+2 semitones=GG+2 semitones=AA+2 semitones=BB+1 semitone =CSo there we have the scale C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C which is called the C Major Scale.We can construct a variety of other major scales using the same process.Intervals:According to the same formula we can pretty much tell which are the intervals of a major scaleSo it would be:0 semitones-Perfect Unison2 semitones-Major 2nd4 semitones-Major 3rd5 semitones-Perfect 4th7 semitones-Perfect 5th9 semitones-Major 6th11semitones-Major 7th12semitones-Perfect OctaveHarmony:We can create harmony using 2 or more notes.As far as major scales are concerned we use the I III and V scale degrees of a major scale to achieve harmony.So if we want to create harmony using the C Major Scale we would take these notes of the scale (C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C).Since the 1st 3rd and 5th notes of the scale are C,E,G we can create a chord using these notes.This procedure applies to all major scales.Major chords are on scale degrees I,IV,V of the major scale3)Tell me everything you know about major scale modes?Modes are scales within scales or to be more precise they are scales that are taken from a major scale.Since there are 7 notes within a scale there are 7 kinds of modes all in all listen in order:IonianDorianPhrygianLydianMixolydianAeolianLocrianand Ionian againIf we want to construct a mode scale we firstly take a major scale.We will take the C Major Scale.(C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C)So each note corresponds to a mode and all the notes of each mode scale are the same to the major one we used to construct the mode scaleC Ionian (C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C)D Dorian (D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D)E Phrygian (E,F,G,A,B,C,D,E)F Lydian (F,G,A,B,C,D,E,F)G Mixolydian (G,A,B,C,D,E,F,G)A Aeolian (A,B,c,D,E,F,G,A)B Locrian (B,C,D,E,F,G,A,B )C Ionian (C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C)So if they have the same notes with the corresponding major scale why are we using them? This is a question I dont know how to answer but I think it has something to do with the different root,with the difference of the chords we can producefrom each of them and the feeling each one gives5)Tell me everything you know about pentatonic scales?Pentatonic scales are scales that ,in contrast to most scales that have 7 notes, have 5 notes! (thats why the penta- which I think comes from the Greek word pente=πέντε=5)The pentatonic scale is divided to Minor and Major pentatonic scales which we can construct using a different formulaMinor Pentatonic Scale:Say we want to construct the A Minor Pentatonic scale.So we take the A note as our root and use this formula 32232So it would be:A+3 semitones=CC+2 semitones=DD+2 semitones=EE+3 semitones=GG+2 semitones=ASo the A Minor Pentatonic scale would be (A,C,D,E,G,A)We can construct multiple Minor Pentatonic scales using the exact same process.Furthermore,relative to the minor pentatonic scale is the blues scale.The only difference between these two is that the blues scale has one extra note.So if we want to construct it we would use this formula. 321132A +3 semitones=CC +2 semitones=DD +1 semitones=EbEb+1 semitone =EE +3 semitones=GG +2 semitones=ASo the A Minor Blues Scale would be A,C,D,Eb,E,G,A.So the only difference is the extra note -Eb- which is also called blue note.Major Pentatonic Scale:We construct a major pentatonic scale using the same concept but a different formula which is 22323So the A Major Pentatonic Scale would be:A +2 semitones=BB +2 semitones=C#C#+3 semitones=EE +2 semitones=F#F#+3 semitones=ASo the A Major Pentatonic Scale would be A,B,C#,E,F#,AThat's itAs you may have noticed Im pretty much a formula guy and dont really know much Anyway I tried pretty hard and listed most of my knowledge above so you should probably by now know what I need to work on Chris This post has been edited by SubbedChris: Jun 17 2010, 09:38 AM
 Jun 19 2010, 12:27 PM Post #5 Instructor Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 8.109 Joined: 13-September 08 From: Nis, Serbia Member No.: 5.892 Great work Chris! Very happy with what you showed in your first 2 assignments. For somebody that has zero theory experience and knowledge this was very impressive start. I will post remaining 2 assignments for you later today. -------------------- My Video Lessons