Alternate fingerings to the diminished scale..

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  1. Steve1216

    Steve1216 Member

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    Hmmm. That's interesting. Because I can't seem to get those h/w, w/h diminished to work with anything. Shouldn't they work with the same things that the diminished arpeggios work with?
     
  2. Megatron

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    I wouldn't think about it like that.
    The diminished 7 arpeggios fit inside of those scales but can be superimposed onto other things.

    You might try taking out some blank full neck diagrams and mapping out the diminished 7 arpeggio, not just a run, but across the whole neck- all strings. Do the same thing with the Diminished scale. You might be a bit surprised.
     
  3. guitarjazz

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    With all due respect: the answer seems to be that you haven't put in the time to study harmony, either through repertoire or on a theoretical basis.
    There is a listening component that may need 'thickening' as well.
     
  4. Steve1216

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    Definitely this is the case with 'outside' stuff, such as diminished scale usage. I have only found a couple of places that it works in the stuff I do (melodic rock and pop, mostly).
     
  5. guitarjazz

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    It's not outside at all unless you crowbar it over Red River Valley.
    Do the first three measure of the melody to this sound 'outside' (starting at about :13)?
     

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