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I barely had time to master its major scales before Zeus zapped me at the Parthenon.
Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  music:  a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
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major scale major scales
Strongly Associated with:   minor scale
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In music theory, the major scale or Ionian scale is one of the diatonic scales. It is made up of seven distinct notes, plus an eighth which duplicates the first an octave higher. In solfege these notes correspond to the syllables "Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, (Do)". The simplest major scale to write or play on the piano is C major, the only major scale not to require sharps or flats, using only the white keys on the piano keyboard:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_scale (retrieved 8/29/08)
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  • I barely had time to master its major scales before Zeus zapped me at the Parthenon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It starts on the fourth of the major scale.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
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