A minor scale beginning with the same tone as a major scale is referred to as its tonic minor.
The last of these was in a major scale, and was reckoned to be plaintive and effeminate.
A minor scale having the same signature as a major scale is said to be its relative minor.
This gives a major scale, with the Pythagorean third, consisting of two great steps, which was too sharp to be consonant.
To illustrate the necessity for these additional notes take the major scale starting with B.
Write the relative vibration numbers of a major scale in which do has 120 vibrations.
A given melody in the major scale is repeated in various keys.
Signature Terminology: The right hand sharp in the signature is on the staff degree that represents seven of the major scale.
If, now, we strike the plates which correspond to the notes of the major scale, we obtain the major scale in re.
Signature Terminology: The right hand flat in the signature is on the staff degree that represents four of the major scale.