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I know where a 5th is but what about...........?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by thirdeye, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. a 2nd,3rd,4th,6th,7th,8th and so on????????

    Is the root note just the name for a "1st"?


    The brackets on the left are the nut,if the F is the root note,where do the rest go?

    Thanks for any help. :cool:
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Yes, root is 1st. Here's the rest.

  3. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    The "1st" can the called the root or the tonic. Basically, when talking about 1st, 2nd, etc., you're just referring to where the note lies in the major scale. If you were to play the 1st, 2nd, etc. as listed, up to the 8th (also called an octave), you would have a major scale.

    So if the F major scale is F G A Bb C D E F G, the third note in the pattern, the A, is F's third. The fourth note, Bb, is the fourth, and so on. These are known as intervals.

    And even though you didn't ask-

    1st= Tonic, root
    2nd= Super tonic
    3rd= Median
    4th= Sub dominant
    5th= Dominant
    6th= Sub Median
    7th= Leading Tone
    8th= Octave
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Pretty close, Duck boy, but I'm feeling picky tonight :D

  5. jaybo

    jaybo Guest

    Sep 5, 2001
    Richmond, KY
    When a key signature contains a lowered 7th degree (such as with natural minor scales) the 7th is often called the "sub tonic" instead of the leading tone.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Doh! I'm going to have a word with my teacher. Although, he can't see so well, so he probably just missed my own error. Ah well, thanks for the correction.

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