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Hands-On Music Theory by Richard Wentk

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AChords, Scales, and Modes

WAIT—THIS APPENDIX IS JUST A LIST OF NUMBERS. What are you supposed to do with it? Simple:Sketch out a keyboard or fretboard and write out 12 semitones, starting from any root. To get you started, Figures A.1A.12 show the diagrams for keyboard root notes. (Where the numbers are more than 12, subtract 12 and play an octave up.) Now you can read the semitone numbers in the tables and see which notes you need to play to a make a scale or chord. Of course, you still have to learn them—or some of them, anyway. But until books start being published with Direct DNA Memory Augmentation Implant Technology (patent pending), this is the next best thing.

Figure A.1 Semitones starting from C.

Figure A.2 Semitones starting from ...

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