This is the tenth lesson the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. We're going to explore the basics of how the notes come together as siblings and dance in formation in the chord scale of C minor. For a complete listing of all lessons in this series, click the link above or perform a search for lessons under my name.
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You'll definitely have a much better time dancing if you're familiar with how we handled this in the counterpart lesson, Dancing Siblings in C Major
and the one right before it, Find the Harmony in the Chord
. Most definitely, you'll need to be familiar with the prior lesson, Do That Chord Scale Thing in Cm
. Should this lesson be confusing, refer to those and any previous ones in the series.
New and Old Family Member Intros
First, our minor scale from the open position
We gave the individual notes names to signify how they work together as a family
You remember Cassius
He's in his original position. Remember George?
He's in a different position, because we're building this sequence from the barre chord formation
And now we introduce Cassius again, in a different position
This appearance of Cassius twice represents what we call an octave
. An octave is represented by two tones that have the same name and are 7 steps apart. They are the same musical note, but they are two separate tones. They are the 1 and the 8 of any scale.