I feel as if I should be further along in theory, but im having a hard time moving ahead in memory. I can usually figure out chords, then find the scales, but it takes a minute or two to think about it. I would like to be able to know the degree of each scale instantly from memory, then you can obviously take any major chord, and manipulate it to minor, diminished, etc. Same with scales, if you have every degree memorized, you can just take a major scale, and alter the nessisary degrees to get a minor, or whatever you are trying to accomplish
Do you agree with this path of learning theory, thru rememberizing the scale degrees of every major scale?
And if I was to start on studying this (Im hoping to write them all out, and work on them like daily for afew hours, maybe even flashcards, just to reinforce it into my brain til its something I never forget) But where do you start?
Also, due to Key signatures, its hard to tell in major, how many like letters there actually are to know.. since if your using your circle of 5ths, it repeats some, like Cb is B, yet both are there. along with F# and Gb, and
So going by letter name, Is this the correct list of all the major scales that would need to be memorized in order to accomplish this task?
from circle of fifths, theres C G D A E B F# C# - F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Cb.. Are those the only ones you would have to know? or would you also have to add in all the sharps other than F# and C#, along with Fb?
Any help is appreciated