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21: What Next

Lesson 21: What Next

Now that you understand major scales and major and minor triads (see Lesson 19: Major Scale Games and Lesson 17: Minor Triad Games if you don't), there are different places you might want to go next.

If you want to create chord progressions for your own songs, then you'll want to understand keys; go to Lesson 22: Keys.

If you want to read music or study creating melodies, then start learning about written notes in Lesson 25: Treble Staff. This is also the path toward arranging, learning by ear, and improvising.

If you're wondering:
  • What is "pitch" (a more detailed answer)? See Lesson 26: Pitch & Frequency.
  • Why does the major scale have that exact pattern of whole- and half-steps? The path to the answer starts with Intervals.

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1: Introduction
2: Pitch & Keyboard
3: Pitch Names
4: Letters Game
5: Sharps & Flats
6: Half-Steps
7: Whole-Steps
8: Steps Game
9: Scales
10: Major Scale 1-2-3
11: Major 1-2-3 Games
12: Major Scale 1-5
13: Major 1-5 Games
14: Chords: Major Triads
15: Major Triad Games
16: Minor Triads
17: Minor Triad Games
18: Major Scale 1-8
19: Major Scale Games
20: Scales Above 8
21: What Next
22: Keys
23: Roman Numeral Chords
24: Diatonic Triads
25: Treble Staff
26: Pitch & Frequency

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