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Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net. Chord Calculator. Learning and Loving Music Theory. Kelvin, You actually caught a mistake on the roman numerals!

Learning and Loving Music Theory

Thanks, I’ll have to fix that. The first and last chords of the progression are not 7th chords. Somehow I inadvertently typed “I7″ on the first chord of all the major keys. (Notice that I didn’t do that for the minor keys.) In the classical tradition, for the sake of stability, the first and last chords of a circle-of-fifths progression are usually triads, not 7th chords. Harmonic Sequences Part 2 In the jazz tradition all chords usually are 7ths, in which case the progression will start and end with 7th chords. Thanks again for your interest and input. Musical Scales. C Major Scale (no sharps or flats) C D E F G A B C G Major Scale (1 sharp) G A B C D E F# G D Major Scale (2 sharps) D E F# G A B C# D A Major Scale (3 sharps) A B C# D E F# G# A E Major Scale (4 sharps) E F# G# A B C# D# E.

Musical Scales

Scales and emotions. Following up and expanding on a post about learning music theory with Auto-tune.

Scales and emotions

See also a post about the major scale modes and an intro to minor keys. So maybe you want to write a song or an instrumental in a particular mood or style, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the scales. Here’s a handy guide to the commonly used scales in western pop, rock, jazz, blues and so on. They’re shown in the way you’d program them into Auto-tune. Click each image to go to that scale’s Wikipedia page, where you can hear it, see it in traditional notation and pick up fun historical facts. Major scales These scales have a major third, which makes them feel happy or bright. C major Happy; can be majestic or sentimental when slow. C mixolydian Bluesy, rock; can also be exotic/modal. C lydian Ethereal, dreamy, futuristic. C ahava raba Exotic, Middle Eastern, Jewish. Minor Scales These scales have a flat third, which gives them a darker and more tragic feel.

C natural minor Sentimental, tragic. C harmonic minor.