In Music, Half Of Seven Is…?
Historically, music theory has been divided into two major groups, Eastern and Western. I don’t mean Country Western. The term refers to the music theory that came from Western Europe as opposed to Eastern Europe and Asia. One of the main differences is that Western music is composed of scales/key signatures that contain seven notes. The seven letters of the musical alphabet are A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Each one can be sharped, flatted or remain natural. However, a particular key signature will consist of only one type of each letter which results in a scale of seven pitches.
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Ray Melograne received his BA and ME in music education from Queens College. He is currently teaching music in the NY public schools. He also teaches privately on the Zoen.com network.