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& w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w Unison Maj 2nd Maj 3rd Perfect Perfect Maj Maj Perfect 4th 5th 6th 7th octave 3. Interval - The distance between two notes. Here are the intervals of the C Major scale: 1. Harmony - The study of chords, scales, and melodies. Harmony study includes the analysis of chord progressions to show important relationships between chords and the key a song is in. 2. Ear Training - Identifying what you ear hears. Ear Training make the connections between your musical mind, your ears, the sounds around you, music notation, and your instrument. For this lesson we will be focusing on the Major 2nd and Major 3rd intervals. Here are the intervals of the C Major scale as seen on the keyboard: 4. Tonal Center - The tonic or “Do” of the scale; scale degree one. Developing Your Musicianship Lesson 1 Study Guide Terms BERKLEE ONLINE Maj 2nd Maj 3rd Perfect 4th Perfect 5th Maj 6th Maj 7th Perfect Octave = Middle C C D E F G A B C

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Unison Maj 2nd Maj 3rd Perfect Perfect Maj Maj Perfect 4th 5th 6th 7th octave

3. Interval - The distance between two notes.

Here are the intervals of the C Major scale:

1. Harmony - The study of chords, scales, and melodies.

Harmony study includes the analysis of chord progressions to show importantrelationships between chords and the key a song is in.

2. Ear Training - Identifying what you ear hears.

Ear Training make the connections between your musical mind, your ears, the soundsaround you, music notation, and your instrument.

For this lesson we will be focusing on the Major 2nd and Major 3rd intervals.

Here are the intervals of the C Major scale as seen on the keyboard:

4. Tonal Center - The tonic or “Do” of the scale; scale degree one.

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Maj 2nd

Maj 3rd

Perfect 4th

Perfect 5th

Maj 6th

Maj 7th

Perfect Octave

= Middle C

C D E F G A B C

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The sta� is the foundation of where notes are placed:

The sta� consists of four spaces and fives lines:

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4321

Every line and space on the sta� represents a white key on the keyboard:

The Sta�

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Clefs assign individual notes to certain lines or spaces. In this lesson, we will focus on the treble clef.

Treble Clef:

===Here are the notes of the treble clef on the sta� and keyboard:

= Middle C

Clefs

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D

Re

2

E

Mi

3

F

Fa

4

G

Sol

5

A

La

6

B

Ti

7

C

Do

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Note Names:

Solfege:

Scale Degrees:

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W W H W W W H

W W H W W W H

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C D E F G A B C

= Middle C

C Major Scale

Here is the C Major Scale on the keyboard with half and whole-steps:

A major scale is built with five whole steps (W) and two half steps (H).

Here is the C major scale. With any musical scale, you can refer to its notes by note name, solfege, or scale degrees.

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Half and Whole Steps

Half steps on the keyboard:

White to Black White to White Black to WhiteH H H

Whole steps on the keyboard:

White to White Black to White Black to BlackW W W

White to BlackW

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Keyboard Fingerings

In keyboard playing, the fingers are numbered starting with the thumb as 1 through to the little finger 5, as on the right hand shown below.

Put your right thumb on middle C and let your other fingers rest on the four keys in succession above it. You will be in one 5-note hand position spanning C through G, as shown below.

To play the C Major scale, use the following fingerings: C (1), D (2), E (3), F (1), G (2), A (3), B (4), C (5)

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Accidentals

An accidental is a sign used to raise or lower the pitch of a note. They are the black keys on the keyboard. b#

Sharp Flat

A sharp will raise a note by a half-step. Here is G-sharp on the sta� and keyboard.

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A flat will lower a note by a half step. Here is A-flat on the sta� and keyboard—di�erent note name, but the same key on the keyboard.

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Notes are the building blocks of music. They can last for any number of beats, which we will refer to as the note's duration or value. Let's begin by looking at three common types of note values: whole, half, and quarter notes.

Whole Note

Half Note

Half notes last for half as long as whole notes: 2 beats. Their symbol is an open notehead with a vertical line called a stem.

Note Duration

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Whole notes last for a whole measure in common time, which is four beats. The symbol for a whole note is an open notehead.

Quarter Note

Quarter notes last for a quarter of a whole note: one beat. Their symbol is a closed notehead with a stem.

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h

q

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