November 2013 Archives

Music Theory Part 4 – Relative Major/Minor Scales

November 11, 2013 4:32 pm Published by
Welcome to part 4 in our series on Music Theory.  So far we’ve covered tones and semitones, the major scale and the minor scale. Today’s post is about relative major and minor scales. This is a way of grouping scales in pairs of one major and one minor.  Thus we’re left with a pairing of… View Article

Music Theory Part 3 – The Natural/Relative Minor Scale

November 8, 2013 5:19 pm Published by
Welcome to part 3 in Bruce Music‘s series on Music Theory.  This time we’re looking at the Minor scale.  It is sometimes called the Natural Minor Scale (due to there being a couple of altered versions that we’ll look at later) or sometimes the Relative Minor Scale, (due to its close connection with the Major… View Article

Music Theory Part 2 – The Major Scale

November 1, 2013 6:03 pm Published by
Welcome to part 2 in our Music Theory series.  If you don’t already know what tones and semitones are then Find part 1 here. The Major Scale is the foundation of Western music.  All other scales are described in terms of how they differ with it. It is almost built-in to our brains, being the “doh-ray-mi”… View Article