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


These are the named structures found


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


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


Chord-Tones and Tensions

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


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


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


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 #5: How to see every mode in any scale. Tessitura Pro: The whole world of scales over the Circle of Fifths.

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.

Recommended Practice for your ABRSM sight-reading test

Remember when you have to look for good sight-reading examples at your level to improve your sight-reading? Pieces that fit your instrument’s range in different key signatures, time signatures, with different rhythms, syncopations or subdivisions, etc.


… and how hard it was to evaluate your performance? Am I playing this right? Did I miss a note…?

Well, I have some good news for you. Now you can fulfill all these requirements with one unique and endless provider of sight-reading material: See Music

Here’s a cool video with to professional musicians demoing See Music on macOSgdyehtr.jpg

See Music composes infinte melodic and rhythmic pieces of music at your level and keeps track of your progress. It includes all instruments and voices, which makes it the ideal practice tool for your sight-reading portion of your test or audition.


This is an incredible resource that creates sight-reading material instantly, fully customizable. You can choose any instrument (or voice range) you want to practice sight-reading with. See Music will know your instruments transposition, clef and range.

And it will let you choose up to 6 different instruments and once. Keeping track of your progress on each of them independently.



You tell See Music what you want your sight-reading work sheets to include. Which range of your instrument to use, the shape of the melodies (do you want stepwise motion, or triadic motion, or random), which key signatures you would like to see (just C major, easy major, hard major, hard minor, or completely atonal).

You also tell See Music about the rhythmic complexity  you want to include. Time Signatureand rhythmic vocabulary you want the exercises to include.

See Music will create exercises of up to 16 Measures 


But the coolest feature in See Music is yet to be mention…


Yes, this is the best feature a sight-reading app could offer, the ability to tell you how well you’ve performed. Didi you missed any note? or any rhythms, were you late or early in some of the notes? were any of your notes flat, or sharp?


Every single note will be analyzed and a you will get a complete report of your performance. You can also tell See Music how tough you want your performance to be judge, allowing you to concentrate in different aspects of your sight-reading skills (rhythms, intonation, overall precision, etc)


See Music works with Audio as well as with MIDI  and has Rhythmic Only Exercises as well as dictation.


In conclusion, See Music is an incredible tool what will help you improve your sight-reading skills in no time and get you ready for a 100% score on your ABRSM test, surely 🙂

See Music is available for macOS on the Mac App Store and for iOS in the App Store

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