Piano major and minor scales pdf
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Piano Minor Scales
There are not one but three Minor scales, all presented here with keyboard diagrams, notes and fingerings. The three groups of Minor scales are:. This scale can be confusing because it is in a way identical to the Major Scale. The A Minor Scale include exactly the same notes as the C Major Scale which makes them relative keys read more about this further down the page. See also arpeggios. This is theoretically correct since it is preferable to avoid the same letter twice.
Still, these names are not used adjacent to the diagrams to avoid confusions. The Minor scales in musical notation are available in the member area. The scale in all keys can be downloaded as a PDF-file. The Minor scales in graphic compilation are available in the member area. Relative keys have, as said above, the same notes and can be found for all major and natural minor scales.
You don't need to memorize all relative keys, if you want to know the relative minor just go to the sixth degree in the major scale or, the other way around, to the third degree in the minor scale to identify the relative major.
Although the notes are the same, there is a difference between two relative keys: the tonic first tone in the scale is different and this leads to different sounds. If you play in the A Minor you will get a gloomier and kind of melancholy sound compared to C Major.
See also harmonizing minor scales into chords. Backing tracks for minor scales presented by Pianoscales. You can play piano to these tracks by using the Minor scales. Piano scales Scales source and guide for musicians. Piano Minor Scales There are not one but three Minor scales, all presented here with keyboard diagrams, notes and fingerings. Natural Minor Scales Here are pictures and notes of scales.
Backing tracks Backing tracks for minor scales presented by Pianoscales. Track list selection A Minor Americana Your browser does not support the audio element. Show scale. B Minor Thunder in the Air Your browser does not support the audio element. C Minor Cool Jazz Your browser does not support the audio element.
Piano Minor Scales
To understand how to form music scales, you need to understand the concept of whole steps and half steps. The formula is whole — whole — half — whole — whole — whole — half or w-w-h-w-w-w-h. A whole step always skips a key. For instance, the distance between C and D is a whole step, the distance between B flat and C is a whole step, and so on. The note C sharp D flat has been skipped in the first example, and B has been skipped in the second. A half step never skips a key — you go to the next key.
Piano Major Scales
Major scales are the most important piano scales: firstly, because they are very common and, secondly, because they are fundamental to understand keys. If you hear someone mention that a piano sonata by the composer and pianist Franz Schubert is played in A Major, it means that it depends on the A Scale. You can scroll down and see keyboard images all Major scales.
Now for the best part. You can print off each guide totally free! You can also click here to browse the complete list of guides at the bottom of this post. This guide will help you keep them straight. Click here for the printable PDF. Key signatures can be tricky to learn.
Free downloads of exercises by Czerny, Hanon, Moscheles, and many other composers. Learning to play the piano can be overwhelming for beginners, but with the help of beginner piano exercises, playing the piano can be made MUCH simpler and easier.. It is a base to make music. The numbers that you can see above the notes are indicating which fingers the notes should be played with. Articulations are really important when it comes to bringing out a certain … Section 2. This is a very thorough volume, with all kinds of practical exercises for scales, chords, patterns, and more! The main scales of western music are major and minor scales.