About the letter designation of keys

The practice of music has long been established and a system of letter designations is widely used, both for individual sounds and tonalities. The basis is the letters of the Latin alphabet, as well as some words from the same language. For the name of tonality, as you know, two elements are used: the name of the tonic and the name of the fret.

How to determine the tone of the melody?

It happens that a melody comes to mind and you can't beat it out with a stake. You want to play and play, or even better write it down so as not to forget. Or, at the next rehearsal of the group, you are learning a new song from a friend, frantically picking up chords by ear. In both cases, you come across the fact that you need to understand in what key to play, sing or record.

About three types of major

You already know that music is most often recorded in a major and minor mode. Both of these frets have three varieties each — the natural, harmonic and melodic range. There is nothing terrible behind these names: the basis for all is the same, only certain levels change in the harmonic and melodic major or minor (VI and VII).

Main triads fret

The main triad of frets is those triads that identify a given mode, its appearance and its sound. What does it mean? We have two main frets - major and minor. So, it is precisely because of the major sound of a triad that we understand that we are dealing with a major and by minor sound of a triad we define by ear a minor.

Musical mood

Musical harmony is another concept from musical theory with which we will become acquainted. Lad in music is a system of relations of stable and unstable sounds and consonances that works for a certain sound effect. There is a lot of frets in music, now we will consider only the two most common (in European music) - major and minor.

What is tonality?

Find out today what tonality is. I tell impatient readers right away: tonality is the consolidation of the position of the musical harmony behind the musical tones defined by the pitch of the sound, tied to a specific section of the musical scale. Then do not be too lazy to understand thoroughly. The word "tonality" you probably already heard, right?

What is tonic in music? And what else besides tonics is there in the mode?

What is tonic in music? The answer is quite simple: a tonic is the first step of a major or minor mode, its most stable sound, which, like a magnet, attracts all other steps to itself. I must say that "all other steps" also behave quite interesting. As you know, in the major and minor scale there are only 7 steps, which in the name of general harmony must somehow “get along” with each other.

Old church frets: briefly for solfeggists - what is Lydian, Mixolydian and other muted musical frets?

Once in one of the articles on musical harmony, it has already been said that the frets in music - well, just the sea. There are really many of them, and the most common ways of classical European music are major and minor, which also have more than one variety. Something from the history of ancient frets But before the appearance of major and minor itself and their final consolidation with the assertion of a homophonic-harmonic warehouse in secular music, in professional European music completely different frets existed - they are now called ancient church frets (they are sometimes called natural frets ).

Mastering three types of minor

In musical practice uses a large number of diverse musical modes. Of these, two frets are the most common and practically universal: this is a major and a minor. So, both major and minor are of three types: natural, harmonic and melodic. Just do not be afraid of it, everything is simple: the only difference is in the details (1-2 sounds), the rest is the same.