Originally 1000 years ago there were only the NATURAL NOTES (the WHITE NOTES on a piano keyboard), one by one they discovered 2 FLAT NOTES and 3 SHARP NOTES, It took 425 years to find these 5 BLACK NOTES, Bb F# Eb C# G#, after they found the last black note (around the year 1450} as time went on they discovered that the FLATS were also SHARPS and that SHARPS were also FLATS. and by the year 1750 we ended up with 15 key signatures and there relative minor keys for the 12 notes in music harmony
The original key is the KEY OF C MAJOR, C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. with the chord types labeled at each note and the relative minor starting at A LA vi
CHORDTEACHER THE DIATONIC OCTAVE DIAL MAJOR SCALE - POINT THE KEY ARROW TO THE KEY SIGNATURE THAT YOU WISH TO PLAY. STARTING AT DO - I - MAJOR PLAY THE REVEALED NOTES ON THE OCTAVE DIAL IN A CLOCKWISE ORDER IN TELL YOU REACH DO VIII.
RELATIVE MINOR SCALE - TO PLAY THE RELATIVE MINOR KEY START AT LA - vi - MINOR PLAY THE REVEALED NOTES ON THE OCTAVE DIAL IN A CLOCKWISE ORDER IN TELL YOU REACH LA - vi - MINOR AGAIN.
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For the first thousand years of Western Music, the musical staff consisted of 11 lines and 10 spaces, the middle line representing the note C (middle C). Every line and space represented a natural note, the white notes on a modern piano. There were no black notes (no sharps or flats), nor any room for any additional notes on the musical staff. It was a very simple, easy-to-read system.
As time went on, and to simplify the notation and make the staff easier to read, the musical staff was divided into the treble and bass clefts. Each line and space represented the natural notes (the white notes on a modern piano keyboard) and labeled after the first 7 letters of the alphabet A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
For centuries in Europe, Western Music was made up of these 7 different notes, and was played in the 7 CHURCH MODES known as, Aeolian (minor from A to A), Locrian (from B to B), Ionian (Major from C to C), Dorian (fron D to D). Phrygian (from E to E), Lydian (from F to F), and Mixolydian (from G to G), The most commonly used Church mode was the Ionian (Major) mode, otherwise known as the key of C. Musicians of that time were not aware that the Ionian mode is only ⅙ of the music spectrum.
In the year 1025 A.D. An Italian music theorist named GUIDO D'AREZZO living in Germany started at the note F and tried to play Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do. As he played the note Fa (IV or B natural), he noticed B natural didn't quite sound right. It was just a little too high, and he realized that there must be a note between A and B and he discovered a new note that was there all along in the music spectrum. He called this new note that he found B and renamed B natural H. (now a days we call the note Guido found B FLAT (Bb) and B NATURAL B). This was the first new note ever discovered in Western Music, and the key of F major was born, becoming the 2nd Major Key. There was no room for this new note on the music staff. So to accommodate this new note, Guido added a flat symbol on the B line of the music staff lowering the B by a ½ step. The new note is now known as B flat (Bb), and is also A sharp (A#) in other keys. Music grew by a tetra chord counter-clockwise. Now we have 8 different notes, and are playing ¼ of the music spectrum.
Around the year 1130 A.D another European (but I do not know who) started at the note G and tried to play Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do. As they played the note Ti (vii or F natural), they noticed F natural didn't quite sound right. It was just a little too low, and a new note was discovered between F and G and the 2nd black note was found, which was called F sharpened (sharpened meant to raise). And the key of G major was born, becoming the 3rd Major Key. There was no room for this new note on the music staff. So to accommodate this new note, a sharp symbol (#) was added to the top line of the treble staff (the F line), raising the F by a ½ step. This note is now known as F sharp (F#), and is also known as G flat (Gb) in other keys. Music grew by a tetra chord clockwise. Now we have 9 different notes, and are playing ⅓ of the music spectrum.
E flat (Eb) was probably discovered next around the year 1240 A.D and became the 3rd black note that was found. It comes in at the position of Fa (IV) in the key of B flat Major, and the key of B flat (Bb) was born and becomes the 4th Major Key. There was no room for this new note on the music staff. So to accommodate this new note, a flat symbol (b) was added to the E space of the treble staff, lowering the E by a ½ step, E flat is also known as D sharp in other keys. Music grew again by a tetra chord counter-clockwise. Now we have 10 different notes, and are playing 5/12 of the music spectrum.
C sharp (C#) was probably discovered around the year 1350 A.D., and became the 4th black note that was found. It comes in at the position of Ti (vii) in the key of D Major, and the key of D was born and becomes the 5th Major Key. There was no room for this new note on the music staff. So to accommodate this new note, a sharp symbol (#) was added to the C space on the treble staff raising the C by a ½ step. This new note is now known as C sharp (C#), C sharp is also known as D flat (Db) in other keys. Music grew yet again by a tetra chord clockwise. Now we have 11 different notes, and are playing ½ of the music spectrum.
The 5th and final black note discovered was G sharp (G#), also known as A flat (Ab) around the year 1450 A.D. There was no room for this new note on the staff. So to accommodate this new note, a sharp symbol (#) was added to the G space of the treble staff, raising the G by a ½ step. This note is now known as G sharp (G#) G sharp is also known as A flat (Ab) in other keys.
This new note of G sharp (G#) / A flat (Ab), makes 7 more Major keys possible, E flat (Eb), A, A flat (Ab), E, C sharp (C#), D flat (Db), B / C flat (Cb), and F sharp (F#) / (G flat (Gb). Suddenly, music grew 6 more tetra chords counter-clockwise and clockwise, completing the circle of the entire music spectrum. Now we have all 12 notes of the chromatic scale, consisting of the 7 original white notes A, B, C, D, E, F, and G and the five new black notes known as C sharp (C#) / D flat (Db), D sharp (D#) / E flat (Eb), F sharp (F#) / G flat (Gb), G sharp (G#) / A flat (Ab), A sharp (A#) / B flat (Bb). Not to mention that we also have some white notes known as B sharp (B#), C flat (Cb), E sharp (E#) and F flat (Fb) 24 note name for 12 different notes.
The entire music spectrum consists of 48 notes, 36 steps, and 12 half-steps, encompassing all twelve Major keys. Sometimes notes are double sharps represented by an X symbol in front of the note to sharpen it twice, raising it by a whole step. Sometimes notes are double flats represented by 2 flat symbols (bb) in front of the note to flatten it twice, lowering it by a whole step. Other times, notes that are already sharps or flats need to be natural, represented by a natural symbol in front of the note.
From the year 1025 A.D.-1450 A.D., the music staff became overcrowded and overwhelmed by 5 additional notes, each having 2 separate names, the double sharps, the double flats, and the natural signs, confusing the formerly simple system. The Willoughby Scale is my personal attempt to fix this confused system and replace it with order and simplicity. It also explores the science of mathematics and harmony for future generations.
Western Music left us with 12 notes that can be arranged in a circle in a clock formation, starting at C up top. Three note chords can be connected in this circle to form triangles, and four notes chords can be connected to form trapezoids. Europeans have sung in octaves (in the 7 church modes) for centuries in Europe, until the 5 black notes were discovered. However, though the foregoing understanding of musical harmony has allowed me to diagram these chords and octaves in their pure mathematical forms, the various inventions of others intended to implement the learning and teaching of Western Music, have been found to be confusing, complicated, and not user-friendly. Consequently, there is a long felt need for further advances in this area.
SLIDE THE TOP OF THE CHORDTEACHER UNDER THE STRINGS OF YOUR GUITAR OR PLACE IT ON YOUR PIANO KEYBOARD AND LINE UP THE BLACK AND WHITE NOTES. PICK A CHORD TYPE AND SPIN THE CHORD DIAL SO THAT THE ROOT IS OVER THE NOTE OF THE CHORD TYPE YOU WISH TO PLAY. STARTING AT THE ROOT NOTE AND MOVING CLOCKWISE PLAY THE NOTES REVEALED ON THE CHORD DIAL.
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To find the notes of a particular chord, the musician places the front of the Chordteacher either under the strings of a guitar, or else on a piano-type keyboard, lining up the printed notes with the corresponding notes of the instrument. The musician then rotates the appropriate chord dial so that the root aligns on the note of the desired chord. The 30 degree clear wedges of the transparent chord dials reveal which notes to play for that particular chord. Then the notes are at the musician's fingertips on the instrument.
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