How to Build a Chromatic Scale

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Introduction A chromatic scale is a scale made up of 12 different notes separated by half-steps (or semitones). The 13th note is a repetition of the 1st note, an octave apart. On the piano keyboard, if you start on any key …

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Famous Bands from Toronto

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Overview Toronto and the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has produced a good number of bands that have managed to hit it big around the world. In this article, we will take a look at the most popular of these, and …

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How to Build a Melodic Minor Scale

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INTRODUCTION The melodic minor scale is one of the three minor scales we have in music (the others being the natural minor and harmonic minor).  One way it is different from the two other minor scales is that it uses different …

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Easy Clementi Sonatinas (piano)

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Introduction Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) was an influential Italian pianist, composer, teacher, editor, and music publisher. His musical output had an important influence on many future generations of musicians and composers, including Beethoven and Chopin. The sonatinas presented here are a …

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The 3 Easiest Chopin Nocturnes (piano)

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Introduction Chopin is known to have written a total of 21 nocturnes, 18 of which were published during his lifetime and 3 posthumously. Today, his nocturnes are held in very high regard among musicians and continue to enjoy widespread popularity …

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