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The Difference Between “Key” and “Scale”

“Scale” and “Key” are not the same thing. The terms “key” and “scale” are usually interchanged and confused. Very few musicians realize there is a difference. For example: You could be in the key of C, but in the scale of Ab Lydian. Later on: I will explain how this is possible. Scale: series of
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The Harmonic Series and Its Implications On Composition.

The basic building blocks of western music are the result of hundreds of years of experimentation and evolution. Through these hundreds of years of evolution, we have arrived at 12 tones in a tempered scale and 12 intervals that are used in every genre of western music. While the styles of music change, they all
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Why Does An Interval & Its Inversion Add up To 9 Instead of 8?

Here’s something you may have wondered at some point in your musical studies or career: If there are only eight diatonic notes in an octave, why is it that when you invert any interval, the starting interval plus its inversion always add up to 9? Shouldn’t it add up to 8? 🙂 Let me illustrate.
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