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Chromatic Scales

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by nick g., Jan 13, 2004.


  1. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Okay, I'm really pissed off right now because I feel like all little things I learned when I played clarinet I've forgotten. Namely chromatic scales.

    What are they? What is the format? You know, root, 3rd, 5th, 8th...
     
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    There's only one, play from C to C a half step at a time.
     
  3. How can there be only one?
    One would expect 12 unique scales, no?
    (E to E'. B to B' etc etc)

    :confused:
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    They're all the same notes, though!! ;)
     
  5. I didnt think of it like that...

    OK, so why is it a C Chromatic?

    Why not an E? All the notes are the same :p

    Probably making a fool of myself, but hey! Not terribly important either.. but some general knowledge is cool.. ;)
     
  6. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey Random, check out the link in my signature.