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Q: What Is the broad term for scales consisting of 5 whole steps and 2 half steps?
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What word describes scales made of half and whole steps?

The word is 'diatonic'.


What two intervals are used to build major and minor scales?

The two intervals used to build major and minor scales are half steps and whole steps (also called minor seconds and major seconds). In the harmonic minor scale, an augmented second is used between scale degrees 6 and 7.


Do all songs have major scale?

No, songs can have major scales, minor scales, whole tone scales, etc.


How many notes are the in the pentatonic scales?

There are 7 notes in a heptatonic scale. Heptatonic scales are the major and all minor scales including the 7 diatonic scales which are those consisting of 5 whole steps and 2 half steps separated by either 2 or 3 whole steps.


How to play the heptatonic scale on the diatonic harmonica?

Heptatonic means any scale with 7 notes. Diatonic scales are heptatonic, but they also have to have 5 whole steps and 2 half steps placed as far from each other as possible. The major and natural minor scales are 2 out of the 7 possible diatonic scales, but there are 792 (12! / 7! (12! - 7!) ) total possible heptatonic scales. You can play 7 of them on your harmonica (the diatonic ones), but probably each one only in a certain key.


Why do most scales have black notes?

I will assume you are talking about a major scale on a piano, and the scales other than C major. (Similar answer for minor scales other than A minor.)A major scale sounds the way it does because of the pattern of half-steps and whole-steps. A C scale has half-steps between E and F; and between B and C. But suppose you start on a different note--D, for example. D to E is a whole step (so far so good). for the second to third, you need another whold step, and that takes you to F sharp. After the third is a half-step, shich puts you on G natural, then whole to A, whole to B; but from the sixth to seventh, a whole step puts you an C sharp. Finally, the half-step back to the root puts you on D natural.


What scales does Debussy use?

whole tone


How many Whole tone scales are there?

2 or two.


What is the group of numbers consisting of all positive whole numbers negative whole numbers and zero?

integers


What is the answer to a number consisting of a whole number and a proper fraction?

It is a mixed number.


A tritone is...?

a musical interval composed of three adjacent whole tones.


Which music scale does not use any half steps?

The whole tone scale only uses full tones, therefore there are six notes per octave. Theoretically could can start a whole tone scale on any note but there are only 2 distinct scales. Whole tone scale starting on C: C, D, E, Gb, Ab, Bb, C Whole tone scale starting on Db: Db, Eb, F, G, A, B, Db Starting a whole tone scale on any of the other notes would merely be inversions of the scales mentioned above.