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Enharmonic Equivalent Notes and Scales: A Music Theory Guide

Enharmonic equivalent notes and scale is an essential concept in music theory. Without it, it’s hard to understand why certain keys have only flats or only sharps. Just before we dive into this concept, let’s take a lightning quick look at the western music alphabet. In Western music, we use the musical alphabet. The musical … Read more

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Tones and Semitones (Whole And Half Steps): A Musical Guide

In western music theory it is very important to learn about the distance between two notes. We refer to the distance between notes as a musical interval. Two of the most common intervals in music are tones and semitones. Otherwise know as the whole step and half step. These two intervals have the shortest distance … Read more

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Grand Staff Basics: A Comprehensive Guide For Beginners

The Grand staff (or Grand stave in British English) is simply two sets of staff lines, one on top of the other. These staff lines are most usually a treble clef staff line and a bass clef staff line. Each musical staff has five horizontal lines stacked on top of each other. These five lines … Read more

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the Double Sharp Sign In Music – A Beginner’s Guide

In this post we will learn about the double sharp sign in music theory, it’s purpose, usage and how to read it on sheets music. A single sharp sign instructs you to raise the note by a half step but the double sharp is slightly different. The double sharp symbol is the equivalent of two … Read more

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Demystifying the Double Flat Sign in Music: A Complete Guide

In this post we will look at the double flat sign in music. We will explore what they are, how they are used and how we see them in music notation. What is the Double Flat Sign? Western music contains 12 different pitches. These twelve pitches can then be repeated over different octaves. There are … Read more