Originally Posted by 403
hmm...I've got one question - why not go with another first note once you've found and listed all notes? what I mean is, with the following notes (C E G B D A F#) you can make seven different scales, so why just go with G major?
thats a good question
now, look at the C major scale notice the intervals between each note...
C D E F G A B
between C and D there is step, between D and E theres another step, between E and F there is a halftep (meaning there is no E# or Fb) between F and G there is a full step, G and A has a step, A and B has a step, but B and C has half a step (meaning no B# or Cb) u got that???
i think thats pretty basic....ok moving along
so the pattern
C - D , D - E , E- F , F - G , G- A
whole step - whole step - HALF STEP - whole step - whole step -
A - B , B - C
whole step - half step
the notes we 're working with are:
C E G B D A F#
look first for the four notes that are separated by a half step
the two note would be
F# - G
and B - C
notice i underlined those two notes... one of these two notes is the Key that we are working with (remember that in the key of C major, the note before C would be B, which comes half a step before C...got it?)
how do we know if its either one?
go back to the pattern
make sure the notes fit the pattern...
i hope i didnt confuse u....u wont have to go through all that once u have practiced it enough.
any questions at all just post a reply