the difference between
MAJOR & MINOR SCALES
Wondering what makes major and minor scales different?
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Watch the Difference
are the distance from a white key to the next white key or a black key to the next black key.
LEARN THIS FIRST!
are the distance from one key to the very next one.
Half & Whole Steps
Once you know the formula, it's easy to tell the difference between the two!
WHY ARE STEPS IMPORTANT?
Every major and minor scale uses a specific pattern of these half and whole steps.
Use this formula of half and whole steps to build a major scale, starting on any note of the piano.
Major Scale Pattern
Use this formula of half and whole steps to build a minor scale, starting on any note of the piano.
Minor Scale Pattern
Simply count down 3 half steps
(a minor third) from the first note of the major scale to find the relative minor.
In addition, each major key has a cousin in the minors called the
More About Relative Minor
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