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Questions tagged [scales]

For questions about playing, understanding, or studying scales.

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Super fast scales and octaves, How?

I looked at the sheet music for a piano transcription of The Four Seasons and I see in the third movement of Summer, 2 things that I don't know if I can do. It has partly to do with the Presto tempo ...
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What are some of the underlying harmonies/scales behind this type of songs?

Recently, I came across an album by a guitarist that sounded quite "exotic" and wanted to know more about the theory behind the sounds. Some interesting phrases: 2:00,...
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Are scales usually 7 notes in middle eastern music?

I noticed that Phrygian dominant (aka hijaz maqam) is used alot in middle eastern music. I noticed that the oud is used alot too and it's microtonal. Since it's microtonal does middle eastern music ...
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Identify scale name using Scala

Does the program Scala (http://www.huygens-fokker.org/scala/) provide the ability to identify (i.e. name) a scale given its intervals or tones? Can't find the documentation to perform this operation.