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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Exercises

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1.Exotic scales work well in many types of electronic music. They are especially good for creating unusual, exotic atmospheres. To use an exotic scale effectively, you must collect important information beforehand. This exercise will show you how to do that. Simply answer the following questions.
  • Name: Syrian

  • Keynote: B

  • Type: Exotic Hexatonic

  • Pitches: B C D# E G A# B

  1. What are the intervals formed by each note of the scale with the keynote (tonic)?

    1. Unison

    2. ____________________

    3. ____________________

    4. ____________________

    5. ____________________

    6. Octave

  2. What are the salient harmonies of the scale? (Look for conspicuous triads that can be used to help add and create ...

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