The Tragedy of The Major Scale

How great music defies expectations

The major and minor scale are the two most important scales in the history of Western music.

They are related to each other by some fairly simple adjustments. The third, the sixth and the seventh note of the major scale are flattened by a half step to obtain the respective minor scale.

But with these slight changes comes a new soundscape, a new sense of balance, a new palette of expression.