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scales, modes, synthetic scales, symmetric scales, scale construction, melodic minor, harmonic minor, pentatonic

two octave scales

Two-Octave Scales

     These scales can be built either with the repetition of the tonic as the root for the second octave, or not. The easiest way of building such scales is by combining two different scales, like so:      There are many harmonic… Read More »Two-Octave Scales

the diatonic modes

The Diatonic Modes

     Throughout the post, I’ll be explaining what are modes and how you can use them; how you can make chords to emphasize that mode; and compare how they sound differently from each other – the different shades of major… Read More »The Diatonic Modes

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