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Earth Music Guide is the authoritative, dynamic, and interactive guide to the planet’s musical scales.

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Notice that there are actually ONLY twelve different tones on the keyboard within one octave. This means that amongst all the seemingly confusing and confounding Western music theory notation and analysis, we are really just talking about arrangements of these twelve tones.

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Deer

When many of us think of a scale the first thing we think of is the major scale and perhaps fluffy images of the Sound of Music.

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Twelve

In all of Western music theory notation and analysis, we are really just talking about arrangements of these twelve tones.

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Seven

All of the ancient scales had the 8 notes (counting the octave) which are equivalent to the whitenotes on a keyboard today.

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Iwato

Like many other scales from Japan it tends to emphasize the isolated half step interval.

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Mixolydian

Because it is so agreeable tonally and because of it’s slightly jazzy feel, it is one of the most commonlyused scales in jazz.

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Enigmatic

The Aeolian Mode produces a sad, dark, somber mood, without being jazzy or particularly ethnic sounding

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