Scales of the World
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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I find the juxtaposition of Elvis Costello and Craig Kilbourn here fascinating. What a beautiful song by Elvis and T-Bone Burnett. It’s a lovely, effortless,
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.
In all of Western music theory notation and analysis, we are really just talking about arrangements of these twelve tones.
All of the ancient scales had the 8 notes (counting the octave) which are equivalent to the whitenotes on a keyboard today.