Hybrid , diminished or wrong scale ?

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  1. realbluesoldkid

    realbluesoldkid Member

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    Hallo, time is passing and I feel pretty comfortable to follow a good backing track combining maj and min pentatonic , with some mixolydian interchange... I'm trying to spice up my fretboard trips (!!!) with this 'scale' in A (I), found out the others in D and E (IV and V), and it seems fits good..... Make sense , or anything wrong ?



    ----6-----9
    --5-----8--
    ----6------
    --5---7-8--
    4-----7----
    --5---7-8-- Thank you from a beginner
     
  2. dewey decibel

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    ----6-----9
    --5-----8--
    ----6------
    --5---7-8--
    4-----7----
    --5---7-8--

    Well if you get rid of the note in red, B natural which is the 2nd or 9th of the chord, you have some half/whole sounds in there. Look at is this way, here's the notes in A7 (in blue):

    ----6-----9
    --5-----8--
    ----6------
    --5---7-8--
    4-----7----
    --5-----8--

    Then you added these two b9s (in purple) and a b3rd (in green) :

    ----6-----9
    --5-----8--
    ----6------
    --5---7-8--
    4-----7----
    --5-----8--

    That B natural probably sounds good to you because of it's chromatic relationship to the following two notes.

    The thing you have to understand about a scale like a diminished is it's built by adding a leading tone to each note in the chord. In some was that extra note is like a passing tone- it sounds good because it leads to the next note. For that reason (actually for many reasons!) I prefer to focus on the notes in the chord rather than a scale. Why don't you try this:

    1)-----------------------------------5-6-9
    2)----------------------------5-8
    3)----------------------6
    4)------------5-7-8
    5)------4-7
    6)5-6
     

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