ionian scale

The Signs as Musical Concepts
  • Aries: Fortissimo- A dynamic direction indicating a passage is to be played or sung at a high volume.
  • Taurus: Rhythm- A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound. The heartbeat of the piece.
  • Gemini: Leap- any interval larger than a step. Disjunct Motion.
  • Cancer: Chord- Any harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.
  • Leo: Tonic- The tonal center of a key. The key is often named after its tonic.
  • Virgo: Leading Tone- A pitch with a tendency to move to the tonic. One of the most important pitches in the scale and must be prepared precisely.
  • Libra: Ionian Scale- Also known as the Major Scale, it is often associated with a happy/hopeful, powerful, or proud sound.
  • Scorpio: Aeolian Scale- Also know as the Natural Minor Scale, it is often associated with a sad/reflective, spooky, or dangerous sound.
  • Sagittarius: Syncopation- Involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music, off-beat.
  • Capricorn: Crescendo- A dynamic direction indicating a steady increase in volume.
  • Aquarius: A Capella- A style of music that is comprised solely of the human voice.
  • Pisces: Pianissimo- A dynamic direction that indicates that a passage is to be played or sung at a low volume.