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Which would be more correct?
« on: July 13, 2009, 01:32:06 AM »

In the key of B Major, would be more correct to write a chromatic scale from A# to F like...

1.  A#  B  C  C#  D  D#  E  F

or

2.  A#  B  B#  C#  C##  D#  E  E#

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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 03:13:57 AM »

I would choose the second one, and welcome to the forums, haven't seen you around here.
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The first one would be weird, because using naturals in a chromatic scale for me is hard to play. Double sharps and flats are the way to go.
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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 03:17:49 AM »

Thanks!  I agree.  It creates much less accidentals.  A few double-sharps should be expected in a song in B Major with B+ being the main chord.   :)
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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 07:11:19 PM »

I thought you weren't allowed to have double notes?
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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 07:20:53 PM »

You mean from C# to C##?  Double notes is basically the definition of a chromatic scale.  Otherwise, it'd be diatonic.  :P
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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 10:14:52 PM »

I know that a double sharp is okay, but I mean writing C twice in a row and such.  Perhaps you can, I don't think I've learned chromatic scales.  Or forgot them.
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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 10:35:11 PM »

Sorry, that's what I meant.  A chromatic scale can have chromatic half-steps (A - A#,  Bb - B, ect.), so it canhave  two of the same letters in a row.  Diatonic scales (Major, Minor, ect.) cannot use two of the same letters in a row.  They are entirely composed of diatonic half-steps (A# - B, E - F, ect.).
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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 11:01:19 PM »

Ah yes right.
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Re: Which would be more correct?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 08:13:31 PM »

well in most of the music  that i play (lots of styles) when the notes are going up, use the notes with the given key signature, and if necessary, the double sharp, and same goes with descending, the notes with the key, naturals, and if necessary, flats.
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