How To Find All Scales Containing Specific Intervals In One Simple Step

Let’s say you want to find all scales that contain a major third, followed by a half step, follow by a minor third (M3  H  m3)

Use the search button in Tessitura Pro and you will get all scales that contain those intervals in that order

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These are the named structures found

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You can include all unnamed scales (rare scales) if you want to find all possible scales with those intervals

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4 Ways to View A Scale’s Intervalic Formula using Tessitura Pro App for iOS and macOS

There are 4 ways you can represent a scale’s intervalic formula:

  • Degrees
  • Chord-Tones and Tensions
  • Roman Numerals
  • Melodic Intervals

Degrees

Here’s the major scale (Ionian) as degrees.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (all degrees al major)

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Chord-Tones and Tensions

The major scale as chord tones (1 3 5 7) and tensions (9 11 13)

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Roman Numerals

Viewing a scale over the circle of fifths you can see the Roman numerals for each degree in the scale. The Ionian (or major scale) is then IV I V II VI II VII

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Melodic Intervals

The melodic intervalic formula for the major scale is: W W H W W W H

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Omg! The Best Ear Training Exercise Ever! Politonus App for iOS

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Politonus was designed after a very popular exercise taught by a world famous music education guru in the Boston area. Many generations of musicians from all over the world traveled to Boston and waited in a two year waiting list to access this information and now it is available to everyone.

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Hear from 1 to 11 notes at the time relative to any major key, diatonically or chromatically. Select whether you want to see notes by name, degrees or movable do.

Politonus is very easy to use and extremely effective. Now you can train and open up your ears anytime, anywhere!

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