I understand this is my lack of music theory coming thru but I'm not really sure what to search or how to research this 😂, but I've been using Serato sample for about 4 months now and have been able to use it well when the sample shows up as something such as 'Am' or 'Fm'. However Sometimes the sample will only show up with 'A' or 'F' and I'm not sure how to then make this in tune with a minor. On top of this while trying to research I saw producers getting things such as '3A' or '4A' and now I'm really confused 😂.
Apologies for the longwinded explanation but I'm basically looking for some advice on how to attack this or maybe what I need to learn to understand how to attack this.
10:46 AM - 1 February, 2020
The relation between major and minor scales is probably best hinted in the circle of fifths: en.wikipedia.org
For each major scale there is a relative minor scale which share same notes but starting from different root note. Based on the circle en.wikipedia.org you may find that A (major) is relative to F♯m (minor), etc. This is theory based on classical key notation.
The 3A, 4A, 4B is alternative key notation called Camelot which identifies these relations in much easier way, see the picture on this page: serato.com
Basically key in A (major) in classical notation would become 11B in camelot notation and its relative minor would be 11A (again F♯m in classical notation).
If you'd like to go deeper into musical key theory, I recommend starting with "Fundamentals of Music Theory" Coursera online course. If you just quickly need to find a relative key, then save
one of those circle images as a cheat sheet, that should be good enough.
12:09 AM - 4 February, 2020
You're a legend thank you 🙏
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