9-28-09 - # sharp = up a half step b flat = down a half...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Melody : a succession of pitches or tones (more than 2) that makes sense musically, just as a sentence is a series of words th a Interval: the distance between 2 pitches. -> Melodic Interval: two notes, one after the other. -> Harmonic Interval: two notes stacked vertically. Scale: a series of tones going up or down according to a fixed plan of intervals. In Western scales these are usually in octave, w -> Half step: 2 notes side by side with no additional notes in between. -> Whole Step: 2 notes with one note in between.
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Unformatted text preview: # sharp = up a half step b flat = down a half step * natural = neutralizes an accidental [*-> look up the symbols of the above^^] Major Scale: ~characteristic: happy sounds~ ~Pattern: W-W-H-W-W-W-H ~ [important to know] Minor Scale: ~characteristic: sad, dark, somber sounds~ ~Pattern: W-H-W-W-H-W-W ~ [important to know] Blues Scale: Major scale with lowered 3rd, 7th, and sometimes 5th scale degrees. Pentatonic scale: consists of 5 tones (ONLY) ex: The Banjo" and the...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2010 for the course BMGT 364 taught by Professor -- during the Spring '10 term at UMBC.

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