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hs Monica
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« on: March 27, 2009, 12:24:14 AM »

How would you define a chromatic scale and what is the most common conception of this scale?

If you have any additional information about this scale, please feel free to post.


Thank you in advance!  Smiley   
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hsgurpreet
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 12:48:25 AM »

 :)The chromatic scale is a musical scale with twelve pitches, each a semitone or half step apart.
The most common conception of the chromatic scale before equal temperament was the Pythagorean chromatic scale, which is essentially a series of eleven 3:2 perfect fifths.
The term chromatic derives from the Greek word chroma, meaning color. Chromatic notes are traditionally understood as harmonically inessential embellishments, shadings, or inflections of diatonic notes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 08:03:54 PM »

What is a dorian scale?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 08:46:31 PM »

Hey Rajajee,  Grin

A dorian scale has many different musical modes, which means it can be played in a variety of ways. The most common dorian scale is a major scale where you flat the 3rd and 7th notes.   

For example,

Your C major scale is:
C D E F G A B C

Now, in order to get a C dorian scale you would have to flat both the E and B notes since E is the 3rd note and B is the 7th note.

Therefore, your C dorian scale should look like this:
C D Eb F G A Bb C

I hope this helped.  Cheesy

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