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Quite confuuuused

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Herb_me420, May 11, 2006.

  1. Herb_me420


    May 3, 2006
    alright this may sound pretty dumb but i am a noob, and have been trying to learn theory. i find often ill see something like 1-b3-4-5. im just wondering on what the b stands for..help someone?
  2. chasfr


    Jan 4, 2005
    Those are scale degrees, and the lower-case "b" stands for the flat symbol. So in this case it represents a flatted 3rd. What the actual note would be depends on what the root note (or 1) is.

    Hope that helps...

  3. thumbzilla


    Apr 28, 2006
    Mentor, Ohio
    Learn to spell, or at least proof your posts before sending. Leave the dope alone, you WILL ruin your brain. Modern instrumentalists eschew "consciousness elevating" substances.

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