To augment something, means to make it larger. In order to adjust the size of pitch steps, accidentals can be added to any interval.
step by a half-step in
augments the interval distance between steps
, making it larger.
The resulting 1 ½ step interval is called an
, meaning the larger than standard interval step, and
, refers to the letter named step distance between the two pitches.
When performing music composed in minor, always pay attention to accidentals, which are more frequent in this mode.
makes the scale minor and raising step 7, leads the scale to the main tone.
Strong pitch relationship knowledge, provides the ear with sound reference points. Whether performing in major or minor, all pitches are directed to the tonic.
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Many pitches remain the same in both major and minor. However, the notes that are different bring new tone relationships, adding varied expressive qualities.
A Minor Home
The Three Forms of the Minor Scale
Raising the 7th Step
Minor Key Signatures
Relative Major and Relative Minor
Relative Major and Relative Minor Key Signatures
Preparing for A Minor Scale Drills
Rules of Accidentals
Violin Fingerboard Diagram
Viola Fingerboard Diagram
Cello Fingerboard Diagram
Bass Fingerboard Diagram
A Minor Scale Pattern Drills
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