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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Why No One Talks About The Circle of Fourths Anymore. Here’s how to view it in Tessitura Pro App

Almost every musician knows how to use the circle of fifths (and what it is), but there are a few countries and music schools that teach the order of the notes in the circle going the other way. This is called the Circle of Fourths and not many musicians talk about it anymore.

Here are the two versions of the circle. The one on the left is the most often-used version we all know as the Circle of Fifths, and the one on the right is the Circle of Fourths

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In Tessitura Pro you can change the defaults settings to show all scales in any key using the Circle of Fifths or the Circle of Fourths

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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!

Sight-reading exercise in F# Major for alto saxophone using See Music Pro. Sight-read and get instant feedback of your performance.

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Tessitura Pro Tip of the Day #8: A scale’s harmonic potential. Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.

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Tessitura Pro Tip of the Day #6: How to read scale cards. Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.

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