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Major Scale

In classical music, the major scale is traditionally used for bright, happy moods. Ionian mode, which also called the major scale - is a musical mode or, in modern usage, a diatonic scale. It is used when a composer wants to depict happiness, hope, joy or even a party atmosphere.

Diatonic scale is a heptatonic scale that includes five whole steps (whole tones) and two half steps (semitones) in each octave, in which the two half steps are separated from each other by either two or three whole steps, depending on their position in the scale. This pattern ensures that, in a diatonic scale spanning more than one octave, all the half steps are maximally separated from each other (i.e. separated by at least two whole steps).

Major scale is one of the most commonly used musical scales - it sounds positive. Discover how to play it on bass guitar bellow.


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Minor Scale

A natural minor scale is taken from the major scale of the same name, but with the third, sixth, and seventh degrees lowered one half step. It provides a darker, and often more complex sound than major scales.

The Aeolian mode is a musical mode or, in modern usage, a diatonic scale also called the natural minor scale. The minor scale is one of the most important scales. Aeolian harmony is harmony or chord progression created from chords of the Aeolian mode.

The natural minor scale can be thought of as a major scale with the 3rd 6th and 7th notes lowered by one half step. By altering these notes we also change the intervals which make up the scale.


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Harmonic Major Scale

Major scale with the sixth degree lowered - it was meant to be seen as a mode in the middle between major and minor, hence it is also referred to as the Minor-Major mode.

In music theory, the harmonic major scale is a musical scale found in some music from the common practice era and now used occasionally, most often in jazz. It was named by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Harmonic function describes the role that a particular chord plays in the creating of a larger harmonic progression


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Harmonic Minor Scale

The Harmonic Minor differs from the Natural Minor by the sharpened seventh note, and this minor scale is consequently not played in the same way as the relative major scale. In the natural minor scale, the seventh degree is minor, while in the harmonic minor scale, the seventh degree is major.

Identifying one of these chords/degrees in a song, we can use the harmonic minor scale in our solo, because the harmony allows it. This resolution is typical in the minor harmonic context, because it doesn’t exist nor in the natural major harmonic field as in natural minor.

The harmonic minor scale could probably be described as the "scale of metal".


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Arabic Scale

Arabic countries have many styles of music and also many dialects; each country has its own traditional music. Arabic music has a long history of interaction with many other regional musical styles and genres.

Much of Arabic music is characterized by an emphasis on melody and rhythm, as opposed to harmony. Arab classical music is known for its famed virtuoso singers, who sing long, elaborately ornamented, melismatic tunes, and are known for driving audiences into ecstasy.

The world of modern Arabic music has long been dominated by musical trends that have emerged from Cairo, Egypt. The city is generally considered a cultural center in the Arab world.


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Psychedelic Major Scale

Psychedelic music emerged during the 1960s among folk and rock bands in the United States and the United Kingdom, creating the subgenres of psychedelic folk, psychedelic rock, acid rock, and psychedelic pop, as well as psychedelic electronic music genres such as acid house, trance music, and new rave.

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture. Made widely popular in 1960s America, psychedelic music attempts to replicate hallucinogenic experiences for listeners.

Psychedelic music gave rise to some of the world’s most acclaimed bands and artists in history and also inspired established groups to create iconic records. For entire swathes of the record-buying public, their first encounter with psychedelic music was provided by "Revolver" – the game-changing "Beatles" album that contained so many of the exotic elements that came to define the form.


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Blues Scale

Blue notes (or "worried notes"), usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch are also an essential part of the sound. The blues form is a cyclic musical form in which a repeating progression of chords mirrors the call and response scheme commonly found in African and African-American music.

The Blues, a haunting, stylistic type of vocal and instrumental music, is based on the use of 'blue' notes or the intentional aberration or 'bending' of a scalar tone on a repetitive pattern, which is usually a twelve-bar structure. This gives the blues its characteristic melody and harmony.

Although instrumental accompaniment is almost universal in the blues, the blues is essentially a vocal form. Blues songs are lyrical rather than narrative; blues singers are expressing feelings rather than telling stories. The emotion expressed is generally one of sadness or melancholy, often due to problems in love. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and call-and-response, and they form a repetitive effect called a groove.


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Eastern Psychedelic Scale

Middle Eastern music spans across a vast region, from Morocco to Iran. Many instruments originate in the Middle East region.

While traditional music remains popular in the Middle East, modern music reconciling Western and traditional Arabic styles, pop, and fusion are rapidly advancing in popularity. Throughout the region, religion has been a common factor in uniting peoples of different languages, cultures and nations.

Richly Hypnotic, Unique Middle Eastern Psychedelic music focused on melody as opposed to harmony. It makes Middle Eastern music sound strange to Westerners who are used to scales based on whole tones and harmony.


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Chromatic Scale

The chromatic scale, or twelve-tone scale, is a musical scale with twelve pitches, each a semitone above or below its adjacent pitches. As a result, in 12-tone equal temperament (the most common temperament in Western music). The chromatic scalec covers all 12 of the available pitches and commonly uses in jazz compositions.

Due to this peculiar characteristic, it has become common to use the term “Chromaticism” to refer to notes with a distance of a semitone. The chromatic scale has no set enharmonic spelling that is always used. Its spelling is, however, often dependent upon major or minor key signatures and whether the scale is ascending or descending. They are also

The word "chromatic" comes from the Greek word chroma meaning "color". Chromaticism is a compositional technique interspersing the primary diatonic pitches and chords with other pitches of the chromatic scale. A chromatic note is one which does not belong to the scale of the key prevailing at the time. Similarly, a chromatic chord is one which includes one or more such notes. A chromatic and a diatonic note, or two chromatic notes, create chromatic intervals.


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