20: Scales Above 8
Lesson 20: Scales Above 8This lesson teaches the major scale degrees above degree 8 (degrees 9, 10, 11, etc.).
Before taking this lesson, you should know the major scales (Lesson 18: Major Scale
You already know (I hope) that scale degree 8 reuses the same pitch-name as scale degree 1; the other higher scale degrees do the same thing, reusing the pitch-names from lower scale degrees. Here's an extended B♭ major scale as an example:
So, these pairs of scale degrees share the same pitch names:
Degree 8 = degree 1
Degree 9 = degree 2
Degree 10 = degree 3
Degree 11 = degree 4
Degree 12 = degree 5
Degree 13 = degree 6
Degree 14 = degree 7
Degree 15 = degree 8 = degree 1
When you understand these higher scale degrees, you can go on to Lesson 21: What Next for some options.