Scales – Emotions of Each

Scales are the alphabet of music. From each kind of scale, we build melodies and harmonies which have clear feelings, colors, or flavors.  Here is a link to the “emotions” each scale evokes.  There are the standards that everyone uses – Major, natural Minor, Blues, and Pentatonics. 

For example – The Major Scale in C is c, d, e, f, g, a, b, c (again) is described as Happy; can be majestic or sentimental when slow. The white keys on the piano. Examples: “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

Also, there are more exotic scales included here.  Hope you enjoy trying these for yourself. 

Scales and emotions


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