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There are big differences between those two scales. The C major scale consists of the following notes: C D E F G A B The C minor scale consists of the following notes: C D Eb F G Ab Bb 3 of the 7 notes of the scale are different so it is not a small difference. It sounds to me like you need to take ear training classes. Ear training can make you ...


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This is not right. The modes of the major scale each have 7 notes; instead you have listed both scales as having all 12 possible pitches, but just starting on different notes. You have listed a chromatic scale on C and a chromatic scale on D. Also, the way you describe a number of the intervals is not correct: for instance C-F# is a 4# (in your notation). ...


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Matt's is an excellent answer. One idea behind it is to economize on lateral wrist movement. Interestingly, I had the opposite problem when studying scales. I found that passing the thumb under the fingers was more difficult, as I had developed the habit of raising the fingers rather high when playing notes. It stands to reason that this makes it difficult ...


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Technically, there is no 'correct' fingering for any arpeggio - there is fingering which is generally accepted as the easiest or most comfortable way to play an arpeggio. However, I would advise against starting on 4, and would suggest starting on 2 as you would in, say, an Eb major scale. Then, I recommend going to 1, which would allow you to: B♭ - D - F ...


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I'm not sure what you mean, but I would say that depends of context. The major scale and minor scale are modes of the diatonic scale - Ionian and Aeolian, respectively. In a sense they're exact the same scale, but starting from a different note. They sound exactly the same. If you pick C major and its relative minor (A minor) and play them in a way you ...


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Well, of course later on there will bemany more aspects, like modal playing, chromatic runs and so on, but I think this is not the kind of answer you're looking for. To keep it as simple as you did: Basically yes, you use the same notes for all instruments involved, and the octave doesn't matter. If you're in the key of G Major, You can play the notes from ...


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Scale degrees are always made from the notes in the scale so you have a lot of unnecessary notes in your example above. It should look like this. C Ionian: C D E F G A B C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 D Dorian: D E F G A B C D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 They have the same scale degrees because each scale has 7 notes in it, but the distance between the scale degrees may vary ...


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It sounds as if you're trying to plunge into ``real'' music headfirst. You might want to begin with easier pieces instead, designed for beginners to practice. There is plenty of free sheet music for entry level on the web. I myself find Carl Czerny's practical method really helpful in the sense that it is both manageable and challenging for a beginner. Ans ...


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This is one of the more difficult arpeggios for most people, because of getting the thumb under the fourth finger for a major third. Try playing F and D together with 2-1. Note your hand position. Now, while holding down D with the thumb, play Bb with 4. You should notice that your wrist has to move pretty far laterally. Now, see how far you can ...


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Even if your interest may not be in classical music, you need to work on classical harmony, for it is the basis of any tonal music (jazz, etc, included). There are many books on classical harmony, but one I suggest you look at is Tchaikovsky's Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony, as it is short and well explained, and freely (and legally) available at ...


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Well, without hearing you play your scales I can't really say. However, if you really play all your scales at that speed (I assume you're saying you play a quarter note per beat, and you're playing 16ths) without wrong notes and evenly, then your scale technique is up there with the professional concert pianists, and better than all but the best. Typical ...



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