MUS Major-minor

Major and minor

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Scale

 

Music is made with scales. A scale is a series of seven different notes. There are major scales and minor scales.

 

 

Link: Listen to the major scale

 

Could you hear that there were eight notes? The last note is the same as the first note - just higher. This is where the scale starts all over again.

The minor scale is a bit different.

 

Link: Listen to the minor scale

 

Could you hear that there were eight notes? The last note is the same as the first note - just higher. This is where the scale starts all over again.

 

 

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Chord

 

A chord made of three notes played together.

 

A chord can be major or minor.

 

Link: Listen to a major chord

Link: Listen to a minor chord

 

You can make different chords to a song. This is what the different instruments of an orchestra are doing together.

 

 

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Atmosphere and feelings

 

Major and minor can make you feel different things or emotions. You can feel sad, happy, angry and much more.

 

 

Link: Listen to music in major

Link: Listen to music in minor

 

Major and minor can make you feel different things. That is why it is often used in films, at the theatre, in commercials and much more.

 

Some people use music to have a certain feeling. Have you ever done this?

 

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