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Musical Scales

Have you practiced your scales today? No? Well, why not watch this BrainPOP movie instead? In it, Tim and Moby will acquaint you with the basics of musical scales! You’ll learn about intervals--those spaces between notes--and how arranging them in different patterns makes different kinds of scales. You’ll also learn what a root note is, how it’s related to an octave, and how you can use it to identify a scale. Plus, you’ll learn how to identify major and minor scales based on how they make you feel--and you’ll figure out what it means when a song is in a certain key. Even if he can’t play keytar to save his life, Tim’s going to put you on the road to musical mastery!

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What is a musical scale?

What’s the difference between a major and minor musical scale?

What is the difference between melodic, harmonic, and natural scales?