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Welcome to musicians-place!

Courses for harmonics, ear training and rhythm

How nice that you have found my site! Yes, it’s true …, this site is about music theory ;-)

Stop! Don’t let that frighten you. The courses are written for everyone, and begin at level 0, so if you have absolutely no previous knowledge, you’re in exactly the right place!

But more advanced students will also find something here, even if it just helps to brush up a bit.

So have lots of fun reading and practicing!
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Staff notation – an introduction to musical notation

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an exasperating topic among musicians as they learn!

"You have to start with this of all things," you will say! But to understand the theoretical principles of music and to communicate between one another, we need precisely such a form of notation. Similar to our ordinary everyday writing, music is also a language. Some people have to get by with speech alone – and don't use the written word.

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The white notes scale

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If we now fill up the staff notation system we learnt (still fresh in our heads) with notes, i.e. one note on every line and in every interval, continuing above and below with ledger lines, we get the white notes scale. This is exactly the same as the white keys on a piano.

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The C major scale

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After becoming so fond of the white notes, we are now ready to take a closer look at our first scale:

The C major scale setup

The following setup is produced:

The scale consists of seven different notes; the eight is the same as the first. There is a half tone step between the 3rd and 4th note and between the 7th and 8th note. The other note intervals are all whole tone steps.

With the C major scale the half tone steps are between E and F, and H and C.

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