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Harmonic minor 'A'. How is left hand (bass staff) affected?

When speaking of the seventh (or second or third or… ) it’s always relative to the ascending scale. These numbers — scale “degrees” — are associated with specific pitches within the scale. So, for A ...
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How to get more accurate performances with difficult passages (eg. the end of Chopin Nocturne in C# minor)

Many of the activities we do are either purely physical (do enough "reps" and your muscles get stronger) or purely cognitive (encounter and understand a new concept). Practicing an ...
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What scale is between minor and Major in quality?

There are a few scales that might fit the description of being "between" major an minor. For example, the Dorian mode shared its 3rd and 7th notes with minor, but its sixth note with major. ...
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How did tetrachords become whole and half steps?

I'll try to summarize the main bits of this development. First, let's note that our modern idea there were only three types of tetrachord (diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic) is oversimplified and really ...
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How to get more accurate performances with difficult passages (eg. the end of Chopin Nocturne in C# minor)

I have around 50 percent chance to mess up the long fast scale at the end ... Is there anything special I need to do in my practice beyond just repeating this scales many times to get more consistent? ...
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How to get more accurate performances with difficult passages (eg. the end of Chopin Nocturne in C# minor)

First, you can’t become 100% completely consistent, we are all human and will make mistakes from time to time. Second, there are things you can do to improve, and simple repetition won’t do as much as ...
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Harmonic minor 'A'. How is left hand (bass staff) affected?

You didn't ask about measures three and four of the right hand; you just added the sharp on the second note in measure three. This is the same as the first two bars of the left hand. Another way of ...
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Representing notes of the musical scale with color

Representing notes with colors always results in important pros and cons, also depending on the chosen approach. First of all, we should always remember that human color perception presents issues in ...
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Representing notes of the musical scale with color

The issue with coloring according to harmonic function is that it only works if the entire song remains in the same key. Were the song to modulate, the entire color scheme would have to shift. The ...
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Representing notes of the musical scale with color

This color scheme looks very familiar. It appears to correspond to the Boomwhackers color scheme. (For the uninitiated, Boomwhackers are colored, pitched, plastic percussion tubes. Boomwhackers ...
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Harmonic minor 'A'. How is left hand (bass staff) affected?

Those notes are shown in reverse order in the bass clef - not sure why. But when you count from the root - A - you will always get to ^7 as G (in key A minor), so that's the note in question.
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What scale is between minor and Major in quality?

Especially since most children often sing out-of-tune, (causing some, most, or sometimes even all, of the sung Musical Pitches to be at least slightly out-of-tune; thereby, producing a scale in-...
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