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I have a theory type question.  In the Circle-of-fifths, the C major is the same as the A minor; both having no sharps or flats.  That means the fingering is the same for both, correct?  if i wanted to play Vivaldi's A minor Concerto, i would use the same fingering as if it were C Major, right?  This, I assume, is the natural minor.  If it were a melodic minor, would there be accidentals but the key signature at the beginning of the piece would still be the same?

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Posted: September 9, 2011
Last Comment: September 9, 2011

Posted: September 9, 2011

Here's another.  I was playing scales with a friend.  I wanted to play C major scales to warm up for a piece that was in C major.  I started on the G and went all the way through to the third finger on the E string hitting all the notes possible (in first position) that corresponds to that particular key.  She asked, "why did you do start at G?"  I said, "because I want to know the placement of every note that might be in the sheetmusic."  She said, "That would be a ______ scale."(college student showing off?)  What would that type of scale be called if I play the full range of notes?  I can't remember what she called it.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 9, 2011
Yes, that is correct!