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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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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Kotska’s Workbook Chapter 22 No. 2 in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, seen diatonically and functionally. MTHP visually reveals every function in tonal harmony.

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Tessitura Pro tip of the day #4: How to apply a melodic pattern, approaches and a rhythm pattern to any scale. Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.

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