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What is the name of that magical sound: a II chord in a major scale?

Let's assume for examples the key is G major. The second scale degree is A. The diatonic chord on the second scale degree is a minor triad, G:ii, or Am. If that chord is made major, A major triad, the ...
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Is there a ''mathematical'' reason for the distinction of black/white keys on a piano or is there only a cultural reason?

It is a musical reason. The white keys form the tones of the diatonic gamut of pitches, lettered A-G. The black keys are the half steps between the white keys separated by whole steps. You can think ...
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12 bar Blues in Bm scale

The question has been answered but maybe some practical things can be added. The only scale needed to construct or read individual chords is the major scale from the root note. For B with its many ...
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12 bar Blues in Bm scale

The first four bars of the Bminor blues are Bm7 / Em7 / Bm7 / Bm7 What does the 7 mean? It means a minor seventh about the bass pitch B. ...Does it indicate that the 7th note of the Bminor scale... ...
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12 bar Blues in Bm scale

There's a slight confusion with 'minor seventh interval'. Yes, what Aaron states is correct, and with a minor blues, it's B D F♯ and A (the m7 interval), and the same with Em7 - E G B D. The confusion ...
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12 bar Blues in Bm scale

The 7 in a chord name means to include the major or minor seventh above the chord's root. A 7 by itself means the minor seventh, an M7 or "triangle"7 means the major seventh; thus, a four-...
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Fuzzy notes or some clearer, well-known term out there for what I mean?

If you want a term that musicians understand, then I would use "chromatic alteration." And "alteration" might hold the key to a better understanding of what's going on. Instead of ...
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Fuzzy notes or some clearer, well-known term out there for what I mean?

I tried my best to understand your question, but as others have noted it's not immediately clear what you want. One way of notating things would be to first create the mapping like this, which ...
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Fuzzy notes or some clearer, well-known term out there for what I mean?

EDIT for use case: When I use it later or when I change the scale that "reigns" the first occurrence of the motif, which may be its naming definition together, it cannot normaly adapt to ...
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Fuzzy notes or some clearer, well-known term out there for what I mean?

A subset of notes is a 'scale'. The notes within that scale are 'diatonic' to that scale. But, beware. Scales, modes etc. are a framework but not a restriction. Music departs from them ALL the time,...
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Does the starting note for a song have to be the starting note of its scale?

Ok, one thing is not mentioned in the other answers i believe, so I am quickly add this: A song might very likely start with the tonic chord, where the bass note is the tonic (1st scale degree) or ...
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Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor Scales RH and LF correspondence, does one choice make more sense musically than another?

You don't have to over think it it is the 30 some notes in the time of the four notes in the bass. As long as all those notes are played in the time it takes to play the bass notes the rhythm is ...
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Pentatonic and Chinese tradition - what I am getting wrong?

Sixteenth-century Chinese music theorists were apparently the first to calculate 12-tone equal temperament with high precision, so they must have known that equal temperament was a fairly close ...
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Pentatonic and Chinese tradition - what I am getting wrong?

A pentatonic scale has five notes. Once you have establisehed five notes by whichever method you choose then you stop and repeat those notes in the other octaves. If you keep adding notes by your ...
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Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor Scales RH and LF correspondence, does one choice make more sense musically than another?

TL;DR: Scroll down to the final sentence. You're correct that, played literally and at speed, it's not going to matter. The difference will be so subtle and momentary so as to be indistinguishable. ...
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