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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Kotska’s Workbook Chapter 18 No. 3 in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, seen diatonically and functionally.

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The best ear training app for pitch recognition. POLITONUS. Here we try 3 notes at the time, key of G, diatonic notes, chordal voicing.

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Yardbird Suite play-along

source: http://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml
This play-along was created using the smart player on Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6.7 for iPad & iPad Pro

Do you want to practice “Yardbird Suite” in all keys at any tempo?
What is the harmonic progression in the song?
Study (or teach) tonal harmony with a map that reveals the secret of tonality.

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro
http://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

Download the Free PDF at
http://mdecks.com/images/mthplayalongs/yardbirdsuite.pdf

Download the Free Audio Track

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Music Apps and Music Books
“Without Music, Life would be a mistake”

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6 is an interactive music theory app accompanied by 7 workbooks to teach and study tonal harmony.

Learn about harmonic progressions and functions,. Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is an incredible tool for songwriters, composers, students and teachers. From Jazz & Classical to Pop, Rock & New Age music, this app will take your writing and understanding of tonal music and music theory to the next level. Learn how to use chords and interpret their harmonic functions. Use the app as a harmonic ear training tool.

There is also an optional collection of seven Workbooks for the app.

Quick guide on how to use mCircle

mCircle is a free online javascript that find all the occurrences of a substructure candidate contained in a main Structure.

What is a sturcutre?
Any group of two or more notes is a structure.
Example of commonly used structures: the Ionian scale is a structure. the Pentatonic scale, an augmented triad, etc.

mCricle graphs the structures over the Circle of Fifths, using notes as nodes and lines joining the nodes in order.

Here’s a example of the Ionian scale. Each scale is the associated with a vector, in this case V(1,1,1,1,1,1,6)n2

n2 is the node that gives the name to the structure. (C in the example)

 

In this guide will find all minor triads contained in the Dorian scale.
Main structure: Dorian Scale.
Substructure candidate: Minor Triad.

Here’s a clip showing how to input these two structure and find all minor triads contained in the Dorian scale.

The result is I, V and II.
In the Dorian scale the only minor triads are in degrees I, V and II
For example in D Dorian the minor triads are Dm, Am and Em.
Any other minor triads is not contained in D Dorian (another way of interpreting this result is: all other triads have notes outside the D Dorian scale)

Applying these results in your playing or writing.
1)One common application of these results is the construction of voicings (either for playing or writing) using upper structure triads. In this example:
Use the Em or Am triad as an upper structure triad of the Dm7 in a chord (when Dm is functioning as a IIm7)

2)If you are improvising over Dm7 you can think of the Em or Am triad as source for notes to choose from.

You can access mCircle at http://mdecks.com/graphs/mcircle.php

 

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