Why does work???

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  1. Stratsmyboy

    Stratsmyboy Member

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    Im messing about with f sharp, g,a,b,c sharp,d and e which suggests a minor but i want to keep playing a f sharp major chord at the end ....
     
  2. Stratsmyboy

    Stratsmyboy Member

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    Ah maybe ..... am i playing some kind of b minor scale but starting on f sharp? It seems to want to resolve from a b minor chord to the f sharp chord ...
     
  3. huw

    huw Member

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    F# = 1
    G= b2
    A = b3
    B = 4
    C# = 5
    D = b6
    E = b7

    1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b6 = Phrygian.

    Playing Phrygian, but resolving to a tonic major is a classic "instant flamenco" move, which works a) because you've probably heard it before, and b) because the tonic hasn't changed.

    Also the same notes as B natural minor, as you spotted.
     
  4. guitarjazz

    guitarjazz Member

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    Because you have an inner Spanish gypsy?
     
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  5. Stratsmyboy

    Stratsmyboy Member

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    Thanks guys. Yip deep inside this northern english fella hides a spanish gypsy or at least a tasty spanish omelette .....
     

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