E# – Maybe not so Sharp?
Got a question, here is my answer. The short answer is, well sort of: musicians would know what to do when encountering an E# triad, but a knowledgable musician would not use this naming and there are some great reasons for that. These reasons all go back to
- understanding intervals
- understanding the cycle of fifths
The off-the-wall awesome wall chart definitely shows you all the pieces of theory behind this at one glance 🙂
It really does pay off to know how to name your chords and scales correctly. It makes your life much easier!
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Read the article and then tell me – is there an E# minor triad? Hint: not on the first scale degree, but maybe, looking at the cycle of fifths, you can find a key that it might be part of? Remember, minor scale degrees are on teh second, third and sixth scale degrees… If you treat this question like a Sudoku, meaning using the process of elimination – you can find it 🙂