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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Types of Scales

There are many kinds of scales used in the music of the world: the chromatic, major, and minor scales common to Western classical and popular music (as discussed in, Chapters 3, 9, 11, and 15); the pentatonic scale popular in both folk and dance music (as discussed in); the microtonal scales found in the music of the Near and Far East (see Chapter 25); the modal scales also used in folk music and popular, experimental rock, and dance music (see Chapter 20); the octatonic and hexatonic scales often used as variants of the major and minor scales by modern classical and film composers (see Chapter 22); and the exotic scales commonly used by composers and music producers to create unusual atmospheres (see Chapter 22). Knowing these ...

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