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01/29/2006 2:29 am
I think I accidentally stumbled across a jazz scale or a piece of a scale while messing around on some backing tracks. I was soloing in A flat. What scale is this?

--------------------------------------------------------10--12--13
--------------------------------------------10--12--13------------
--------------------------------9--10--12-------------------------
---------------------9--10--12------------------------------------
-------------10--12-----------------------------------------------
-10--12--13-------------------------------------------------------
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01/29/2006 2:48 am
Originally Posted by: stacknyI think I accidentally stumbled across a jazz scale or a piece of a scale while messing around on some backing tracks. I was soloing in A flat. What scale is this?

--------------------------------------------------------10--12--13
--------------------------------------------10--12--13------------
--------------------------------9--10--12-------------------------
---------------------9--10--12------------------------------------
-------------10--12-----------------------------------------------
-10--12--13-------------------------------------------------------

Ab major I assume? So Ab was your root?

D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D-E-F

Yeah, that's one exotic scale.

A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A

Looks like Anatural Minor to me. Not sure how that sounded over an Ab backing...check that, I'm pretty sure of how that sounded over an Ab backing.
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01/29/2006 2:52 am
yeah over Ab that would sound pretty dissonant.
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01/29/2006 2:57 am
Ab-Bb-C-Db-Eb-F-G-Ab

There's Abmajor. The only common notes are C, F, and G
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01/29/2006 2:59 am
Lemme go back and check if thats what I was playing or not....It definitely fit the way I was playing it.
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01/29/2006 3:02 am
Originally Posted by: stacknyLemme go back and check if thats what I was playing or not....It definitely fit the way I was playing it.

Well, if you were playing it a half step down, it's just Abminor.
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01/29/2006 3:06 am
Key of A minor. My bad. What kind of scale is it?
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01/29/2006 3:31 am
Originally Posted by: stacknyKey of A minor. My bad. What kind of scale is it?

Aminor scale.
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01/29/2006 3:42 am
Shouldn't the b string be 10 11 13?
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01/29/2006 4:03 am
Originally Posted by: magicninjaShouldn't the b string be 10 11 13?

A Bb C? I hope not.
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01/29/2006 4:15 am
Keep hoping I'm playing it anyway!
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01/29/2006 8:09 pm
The Harmonic Analysis should be done in the context of the rest of the piece.
It could well be any of the Diatonic Modes.
If the Tonic is "A" then it will be " A aeolian".
If the Tonic is D then it will be "D dorian"; etc.
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01/29/2006 8:26 pm
Originally Posted by: AkiraIsn't it D dorian? :confused:

Hmm, let's take a look at the key of the backing track: A minor. Nope, he's probably not playing Ddorian.
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01/30/2006 12:08 am
Originally Posted by: AkiraOk.

I apologize for snapping at you, I'm having personal life problems, they don't belong manifesting themselves on guitartricks.
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01/30/2006 9:13 pm
Originally Posted by: AkiraThat's no problem at all. I hope whatever's going on gets sorted out soon. :)

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