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What is a Scale?

Yeah, I well know which notes can take place in that scales that are in use, but what it is really...?

obee
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10/3/2006 10:17 PM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

In my life it's the part of a blueprint that tells me 1/4"=1'



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10/3/2006 11:10 PM

Obee Obier (4521) wrote:

it that the same kind of blueprint that views 0.99999 peridod as 1?


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10/4/2006 1:26 AM

Geoffrey Barnes (314) wrote:

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These look like some heavy duty scales to me..

Geoff :-)
Scales are scales are scales are scales are scales........



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Re: What is a Scale?

10/4/2006 1:30 AM

Obee Obier (4521) wrote:

A a california,

do you have a Pic of a black mamba?

Not that silly A roseisaroseisarose...

What is it??!?!?



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Re: What is a Scale?

10/10/2006 12:20 AM

Geoffrey Barnes (314) wrote:

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Not quite as bad as this next lovely specimen-but bad enough

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Re: What is a Scale?

10/10/2006 3:11 AM

Obee Obier (4521) wrote:

outch
I guess both are very bad ones

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10/5/2006 4:43 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Obee,
Use a dictionary/encyclopedia and you will get the right answer!
Adrian (Not santa!)



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Re: What is a Scale?

10/5/2006 5:05 PM

Obee Obier (4521) wrote:

Adrian,
I'd looked in that before, but anyway thanx for your effort.

obee

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Re: What is a Scale?

10/9/2006 4:56 PM

Scott Duffie (8) wrote:

Don't scales have a lot to do with chord progressions and modulation?
Behind every connection between 2 or more chords is a scale, right?
And if you want to modulate, change the scale?
Anyway, I'm pretty sure that scales(different keys) have a lot to do with modulation.

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Re: What is a Scale?

10/9/2006 8:54 PM

David Mackie (11072) wrote:

A scale at it's most simple is a division of "pitch space".

An interesting book I have titled "Music, the Brain, and Ecstacy (How Music Captures Our Imagination)" by Robert Jourdain, explains that we recognize tones by putting then into categories of postition along a pitch continuum. The human ear can discern a very large number of positions along the continuum, but our brains have difficulty keeping track of so many discernable points so, we subdivide the range into categories. If we hear a tone that's fairly close to the center of a category, we generally hear it as that pitch, though it may be off a bit. When the tone is close to the edges between categories, we hear ambiguity and maybe some serious ugly. (unless we train our ears to accept it)


That's a basic definition. Then you have to decide how to chop up the space, and that's more than I want to get into in this forum, but is covered quite well (if not comprehensively) in the book.

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