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December 19, 2013 | Pete Martin Tips: The Number System in Music Theory


You may have been taught Solfege in school. It's a complex approach of names and hand signals for learning scales and intervals and most helpful in understanding pitch relationships. There is a simpler approach that just uses numbers. It's one that might be of use to you, and it's explained visually on a great video from Pete Martin's video channel.

Video Link: The Number System in Music Theory

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Posted by Ted at December 19, 2013 5:22 PM

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