#1
Hello all! I am a little bit confused.

What exactly is the super tonic?
what exactly is the sub tonic?

for example, I am given f# I have to list the key signature and the supertonic.

Could someone tell me how to find them?

Examples,
f# supertonic
Bb supertonic
d supertonic
b supertonic

I spent 2 hours doing all the theory homework and I am lost.
#2
in f# the supertonic is g# (Supertonic meaning second scale degree)
The f# key signature would have 3 sharps. Think of it as being relative to A Major.
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#3
Sub tonic is a the lowered 7th scale degree. Ex Bb in a C major scale.
Super tonic is just the second scale degree. ex B in an A major scale

tell me if that's confusing. It makes sense in my head and on a guitar/piano.
But I don't know if I explained it well.

Edit:

Like...for sub tonic. You know what a leading tone is in a major scale? The note that leads up to tonic. B to C. Sub Tonic is just that but in a minor scale and lowered. Bb instead of B.
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#6
^ Im pretty sure Leading Tone is the name given to the 7th of a Major scale, (because it elads to the tonic) sub-tonic is the name given to the 7th note in a minor scale, because it nop longer has that "pull" to the tonic.

I think Led Man means F# Min (Three Sharps) "Think of it as being relative to A Major."

I think what Led Man is getting at (correct me if Im wrong) naming the notes in a Minor scale, not a Major, I think he's asking you to give technical names for the 2nd and 7th in a Minor scale, not a Major otherwise, he would have stated Super-Tonic, and Leading Tone, instead of Super-Tonic and Sub-Tonic.
#7
Quote by Pabli7o
Leading tone is a better name for subtonic.

Led man32 explain how F# has 3 sharps. I dont know what you mean.


I think he means F# minor.
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#8
Quote by Galvanise69
^ Im pretty sure Leading Tone is the name given to the 7th of a Major scale, (because it elads to the tonic) sub-tonic is the name given to the 7th note in a minor scale, because it nop longer has that "pull" to the tonic.

I think Led Man means F# Min (Three Sharps) "Think of it as being relative to A Major."

I think what Led Man is getting at (correct me if Im wrong) naming the notes in a Minor scale, not a Major, I think he's asking you to give technical names for the 2nd and 7th in a Minor scale, not a Major otherwise, he would have stated Super-Tonic, and Leading Tone, instead of Super-Tonic and Sub-Tonic.


much better explanation. Listen to this.
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