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Listen, Play, and Name the Scale
Listening Exercise #2
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Here I play another tune on violin.  My intonation is imperfect, but I think you'll be able to hear past that.

Please identify the scale used.

Here is the previous example, a piece in D-Dorian, and its solution.  http://fiddlerman.com/forum/sh.....is/#p41151

The scale will be a consequence of the key signature and the tonic.

Your answer should be the name of tonic followed by the name of the mode.  Examples: F-Mixolydian, D-Major, A-minor.

Last time I had folks send answers to me in PMs.

This time let's try discussing the piece right on this thread.

If you can't answer the whole question, maybe you can contribute part of it.

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C Minor

"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression."

Algernon Moncrieff (Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest")

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AndieKae said
C Minor

Yes, when you sound out the tune, you find exactly the pitches of the Eb Major key signature (naturals at C, D, F, and G, and flats at B, E, and A).  The tune comes to rest on C.  Since C (the tonic) is two scale degrees below the name of the key signature (Eb), the mode is Aeolian (minor).

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Here is what I worked from to learn this song by ear.  It is from the 1967 film Far From the Madding Crowd.  There are versions in Mixolydian mode, but, as shown above, the present version is in C-minor.

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