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7. Technical Names of Diatonic Scales

7. Technical Names of Diatonic Scales

Grade 4. lesson 7 technical names
of diatonic scales

Technical Names of Diatonic Scales


Each of the degrees of the diatonic scales are given names. You already know the first note is the scale is named the Tonic, but now we need to begin using the names of all the notes. These are called the Technical Names. From now onwards the degree of a note will be referred to by its technical name.

In this lesson you will find examples of many scales written out in full, Starting with the scale of C major, to help you get used to the technical names, moving along to keys with five sharps and also scales with flats.

On the examination paper you may be asked to build a chord, starting on the (subdominant), you need to know
which degree of the scale is the subdominant, therefore, you need to learn and remember all the technical names
of the diatonic scales. Where you will find them all set out for you in the music theory lessons grade four book.


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