Key Signatures – A Guide To All 12 Keys

The 12 Sharp Keys Below are the 12 sharp key signatures in order of the number of sharps. It is worth noting that F# Major and Gb Major and¬†harmonically equivalent. The 12 Flat Keys Below are the 12 flat keys in Western music in order of the number of flats. What are Key Signatures? A … Read more

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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

What is the Melodic Minor Scale?

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

Circle of Fifths Cheat Sheet

The circle of fifths is an incredible tool for performing musicians and composers alike! It is a key aspect of music theory. In this post we will look at what the circle of fifths is, what it shows us, how to read it, how to use it and also provide you with a free circle … 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