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The Whole Tone Scale: The Complete Guide

A whole tone scale is a scale that comprises of six notes and moves in whole steps. We sometimes refer to a whole tone scale as a hexatonic scale, hexatonic simply meaning a scale with only six notes! A whole tone scale is also referred to as a symmetrical scale in music theory, meaning it … Read more

Melodic Minor Scales – What are they?

Minor scales sound very different to major scales because they are based on a very different patterns of intervals. As we have seen before there are actually three different types of minor scale, the natural minor scales, the harmonic minor scales and the melodic minor scales. A minor scale shares its key signature with the … Read more

Ab major – A guide to the scales and chords

Learning your scales is so important and the Ab major scale is no exception. In this major scale the first note is Ab. This scale also includes four flats and does not include a sharp. The Ab major scale includes the notes Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab. In this post we will … Read more

E flat major – A Guide to the Scales and Chords

Learning your scales is so important and the E flat major scale is no exception. In this major scale the first note is E flat. This scale includes three flats and does not include a sharp. The Eb major scale includes the notes Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb. In this post we … Read more

Bb major – A guide to the scales and chords

Learning your scales is so important and the Bb major scale is no exception. In this major scale the first note is Bb. This scale also includes two flats and does not include a sharp. The Bb major scale includes the notes Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb. In this post we will … Read more