AP Music Theory 1.3 Music Terminology, Terms & Symbols

AP Music Theory 1.3 Music Terminology, Terms & Symbols. What is the parallel minor of G major?

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lot of miners Well finally a simple question there's No

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need to drag it out so we won't bother All

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right we'll drag it out Just a little let's First

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to find what a parallel miner is Well parallel keys

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start on the same pitch Pretty simple Right So that

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means the parallel minor of a major would be a

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minor The parallel major of c major is c minor

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The parallel manger of f major is f minor and

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yada yada yada so on and so on And yet

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you get the idea So by that logic the parallel

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minor of g major would b b g minor here's

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the only tricky part of the problem terminology Parallel miner

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is often confused with relative minor So what's the diff

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well the relative minor of a major key uses the

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same key signature but has a different starting note This

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means that the relative minor of g major is e

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minor Hence option d tricky In a parallel key however

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the starting note stays the same but the key signature

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has to change So even though g major has one

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sharpen its key signature it's parallel minor g minor has

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two flats However they both start on g which makes

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them parallel keys It's like twins born of the same

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parents Sure they'd both have the same starting place but

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well they go on live different independent lives So think 00:01:34.392 --> [endTime] of g major and g minor as twins