Practical Music Theory – 2. Scales, Modes, and Keys

$18.00

2. Scales, Modes, and Keys – Sunday, February 14, 5:00 PM EST
Scales are the framework we use as a starting point for melodies, and they come in many flavors called modes. We’ll discuss the most common ones and how they’re used. We’ll also go over the order of sharps and flats; how to figure out what key a piece is in; and why some Baroque pieces in minor keys don’t fit the modern rules. Exercises will include scales and how to help make the tricky keys easier to learn – both intellectually and technically on your instrument! Getting scales under your fingers really pays dividends because there are so many passages in pieces that your fingers will already know how to play.

 

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2. Scales, Modes, and Keys – Sunday, February 14, 5:00 PM EST
Scales are the framework we use as a starting point for melodies, and they come in many flavors called modes. We’ll discuss the most common ones and how they’re used. We’ll also go over the order of sharps and flats; how to figure out what key a piece is in; and why some Baroque pieces in minor keys don’t fit the modern rules. Exercises will include scales and how to help make the tricky keys easier to learn – both intellectually and technically on your instrument! Getting scales under your fingers really pays dividends because there are so many passages in pieces that your fingers will already know how to play.

 

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