Tag Archive: Major Scale

Music Theory Part 9 – Minor Scale 4 Note Chords

Welcome to Part 9 in our series on Music Theory.  This time it’s about Forming 4 note chords in a minor key. This is where we refer back to the post about Relative Major/minor scales and keys, and 3 note chord formation: Major and minor. In exactly the same way that we would jump to… View Article

Music Theory Part 8 – Major Key 4 Note Chords

We learned in parts 1-6 about Major Scales, Minor scales, Chord formation, Keys and Relative Keys.  Revisit these earlier posts if you need to, as from now on in our Music Theory series we’ll be presuming these things to be known. Today’s post is about the 4-note chords that can be formed from the Major and… View Article

Music Theory Part 7 – Summary/Recap of Parts 1-6

Welcome to Part 7 in Bruce Music‘s Blog Series On Music Theory.  This part is a brief recap of the main points covered in the first 6 parts.  Be sure to check out those previous instalments if there’s anything here you’re unsure of. The 12 notes in music –   C    C#/Db    D  … View Article

Music Theory Part 6 – The Minor Key Chord Formation

Welcome to part 6 in Bruce Music‘s blog series on music theory.  As always, if there’s anything here you don’t understand, check back through parts 1-5, as you can guarantee it’ll be covered there. This part is on The Minor Key, and chord formation from the minor key.  The below follows on very directly (and… View Article

Music Theory Part 5 – Chord Formation And The Major Key

Welcome to Part 5 in our educational music theory series.  This post will cover forming chords from the Major scale.  If you’re new to the Major scale, check out part 2.  We’ll be looking at basic chords, made of 3 notes.  These are called triads. The 3 notes are: “Root” – Gives the chord its letter name,… View Article

Music Theory Part 4 – Relative Major/Minor Scales

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

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

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