The Chromatic Scale
The 12 unique notes also form what is known as the chromatic scale. There is no “proper” way to write a chromatic scale and the accidentals (# and b) are used functionally representing direction more than theoretical reference. Usually a “#” is used when ascending the scale and a “b” is used when descending. Learning the chromatic scale is usually done before learning any other scale. It is the easiest to learn since all you do is play all the notes in sequence within an octave. Listen to the audio example below to hear what the scale sounds like.
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