Welcome to the Music Theory Tool by Arnie Gallegos
The Music Theory Tool is a complete 10 piece package.
Back side of all sticks, regardless of scale. This info is general and relates to any scale or mode. It explains intervals and extensions, and is color coded to show that scale degrees and their extensions have a difference of 7 (e.g. a 6th degree and a 13th are the same note, but in a higher octave).
Major scale stick. (Package includes 2 sticks.) Shows 7 modes of the major scale. It shows scale formula (and conversion from whole step = 2; whole step + half = 3, etc.) Notice that the first interval simply moves to end of the next mode (becoming the 7th degree). It also show common uses, over corresponding chords. This piece remains aligned flush end to end with black scale pattern.
Major scale pattern made of .040 durable ABS.
Keyboard facsimile. This allows the keyboard student the ability to "see" scales, modes, and arpeggios; and intervals and extensions for chord construction. This piece remains aligned with note sheet end to end.
Front side of note sheet showing 2 octaves of chromatic scale.
Reverse side of note sheet for violin/mandolin.
Overlay for any scale or mode with a 3, a 5, and a major 7th. It shows tonic, chord, and scale tones.
Holder, note sheet, "major" overlay, black major scale pattern.
Overlay for any scale or mode with a b3, 5, and b7.
When we go to modes (by changing the overlays), we make A the tonic of A Dorian mode,
Overlay for any scale or mode with a 3, 5, and b7.
With the Mixolydian overlay in place (either above or behind the black scale pattern),
"Floating nut" with snap fastener. This can also snap over the 9 pieces for portability.
Below are some brief explainations on
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