Quadrium - Music Theory Series Part 4 - Introduction to Scales 3 SI Lesson
Hello and welcome to the Music Theory Series. In todays lesson we will take a final look at the introducton to scales.
We will cover the Chromatic and the Whole-Tone Scales today.
Let's start with the Chromatic Scale.
A chromatic scale is a scale which divides the octave into its semitones. There are twelve semitones, or half steps, to an octave in the chromatic scale.
Let's show this with an example:
A C major Scale consists of these notes:
C D E F G A B C
If we add the half steps to this scale, then the scale will look like;
C C# D # E F F# G G # A A# B C
-The reason that i didn't add a note like E# between E and F, and B# between B and C, the intervals between E-F and B-C are already a half step.
Thats it for the chromatic scale.
Now let's continue with the Whole-Tone Scale.
A whole-tone scale is a scale which made by entirely whole-steps and has only six notes.
The formula is: W-W-W-W-W-W
It's very easy to remember.
Let's explain this scale with an example:
Let's start with a C note to find this whole-tone scale:
C D E F# G# A#
As you see all intervals within the scale are whole-steps.
Let's give another example and start with a D flat.
Db Eb F G A B
As you see all intervals within the scale are whole-steps again.
Now, it is important to remember that there are only two whole tone scales; C and Db.
It is because if you start a scale on a different note, you are still playing the same notes as the C and Db whole tone scales but in different order.
Thats it for todays lesson. If you have questions feel free to ask from here or send a pm anytime. See you in another lesson of the Music Theory Series. Keep rocking!