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3.6 Summary

This chapter provides an overview and discussion of the scalar resources used by composers. The student should focus upon Major and Minor scales at this point. Modes and other scales will become valuable assets in time. There are numerous additional scale patterns that are recognized in various pedagogical practices. The examples given here are those that are the most common.

In the next chapters, Major and Minor scales will become affiliated with specific tonal “regions” or keys. They will also be added to our arsenal of useful tools.