Music theory - Wikipedia

The Samaveda and Yajurveda (c. 1200-1000 BCE) are among the earliest testimonies of Indian music, but they contain no theory properly speaking. The Natya Shastra, written between 200 BCE to 200 CE, discusses intervals ( Śrutis), scales ( Grāmas), consonances and dissonances, classes of melodic structure ( Mūrchanās, modes?), melodic types ( Jātis), instruments, etc.

Creative Chord Progressions

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Key Color

In Well temperaments, each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys was thought to have its own emotional quality. This is primarily due to the varying sizes of the major thirds in the Well temperaments, which dominated European music during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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