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What is a Chromatic Scale?

Learn to recognize this important musical scale.

Released on January 29, 2014

  
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Barb * VSM MEMBER * on August 10, 2016 @8:31 pm PST
Thank you for explaining a chromatic scale. I have been trying to learn notes not in numbers but letters on violin and should I try memorizing every note in all positions if possible. I hear sounds and play the sound but get lost often. Yanni Until the last Moment I can play only the first part. Should I memorize each note would that make it easier since memorizing numbers and sounds is not concrete.
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Robert Estrin - host, on August 11, 2016 @12:17 pm PST
Comprehending diatonic relationship of notes varies depending upon instrument you are playing. Piano is a very visually oriented instrument which makes it easy to understand the relationship of notes.

On the violin, you can understand the relationship of half-steps and whole-steps which comprises the major minor tonality of Western music with the concept of the tetrachord. Here is an article and video of violin master William Fitzpatrick who explains this very clearly:

http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/william/mintz-patterns/
Maritza on January 30, 2014 @5:13 pm PST
Thank you very much. Love you!
kerry cox * VSM MEMBER * on January 30, 2014 @9:31 am PST
was wanting something on 12 bar blues
Ken Winn on January 29, 2014 @1:05 pm PST
What is / can you explain about " the circle of fifths" and its practical application / use in music ?
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Robert Estrin - host, on January 29, 2014 @6:01 pm PST
The circle of 5ths will be addressed in a future video.
kerry cox * VSM MEMBER * on January 29, 2014 @5:05 am PST
12 bar blues
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Robert Estrin - host, on January 29, 2014 @6:02 pm PST
This is a great subject for a video!
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