Jump to navigation Jump to search
- Students will be familiar with artificial scales, such as the blues scale.
- Students will be familiar with non-heptatonic scales, such as pentatonic and octatonic scales.
- Wikipedia: Blues scale
- Hutchinson, Music Theory for the 21st-Century Classroom:
- Peres, Top 40 Theory:
- Wieland, Minor Pentatonic Scale and Blues Scale
- Shaffer, Wharton (eds.), Open Music Theory: "Collections and Scales"
- Hein, The Ethan Hein Blog.
- Munster, Hardaker, Messiaen's Modes of Limited Transposition
- Ring, A Study of Scales
- Discussion and definition of artificial and non-heptatonic scales
- Writing and playing a given artificial or non-heptatonic scale on a given note
- Composing or improvising a melody which uses and emphasizes the unique characteristics of a given artificial or non-heptatonic scale
- Writing specified scales
- Identifying and analyzing scales used in written and recorded music
- Scale analysis: Mikrokosmos, no. 136 (excerpt) by Bela Bartók (Finale | MusicXML | PDF)
- Scale analysis: Mikrokosmos, no. 101 (excerpt) by Bela Bartók (Finale | MusicXML | PDF)
- Scale analysis: "Do Not Look Down" (excerpt) by Meshuggah (Finale | MusicXML | PDF)