Exotic modes

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Ecstasis, do you ever use any exotic modes when you get bored of the common modes?
Ever tried ones like Hiroshi, Hungarian minor, Neapolitan etc....? I do sometimes,
one thing I do, if I use pentatonics I use the intervals to get an "exotic" sound instead of the usual bluesier sound, it is cool and tweaks people's ears.

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Ecstasis, do you ever use any exotic modes when you get bored of the common modes?
Ever tried ones like Hiroshi, Hungarian minor, Neapolitan etc....? I do sometimes,
one thing I do, if I use pentatonics I use the intervals to get an "exotic" sound instead of the usual bluesier sound, it is cool and tweaks people's ears.

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I've never heard of those scales - explain them if you would, please. The only 'odd' scales I use on a regular basis would be the ones in my section - my name's Erik, by the way. I do use pentatonics to create progressive, sort of freaky sounds.

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I've never heard of those scales - explain them if you would, please. The only 'odd' scales I use on a regular basis would be the ones in my section - my name's Erik, by the way. I do use pentatonics to create progressive, sort of freaky sounds.

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I'll give you the formulae for the ones I mentioned:
Hirajosi: 1,2,b3,5,b6,8
Hungarian Minor (or Super Locrian) 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7,8
Neapolitan major 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,7,8
THeres all kinds of exotic scales out there

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I'll give you the formulae for the ones I mentioned:
Hirajosi: 1,2,b3,5,b6,8
Hungarian Minor (or Super Locrian) 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7,8
Neapolitan major 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,7,8
THeres all kinds of exotic scales out there