Name of this scale?

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  1. SleepingSymphon

    SleepingSymphon Redeeming Himself

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    A scale my teacher showed me today, he showed me before but I forgot it.

    e----------------- -----------------------4-5-7------
    B----------------------------------4-6-7-----------
    G---------------------------4-5-7---------------
    D--------------------4-6-7-----------------------
    A--------------5-6-8----------------------------
    E--------5-7-8----------------------------------
    B-5-6-8-------------------------------------

    And you move the pattern up 3 half steps to move into a new position. And it's the same pattern in all positions.

    So that would be 4th position because it's the lowest fret and when it's moved up that 4 would be a 7 so it's 7th position. This scale sounds amazing by the way.
     
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    Metaljim SS.org Regular

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    Starts with E Phrygian, then it gets confusing. That scale has ten notes.
     
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    Brendan G What is this then?

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    Nope, E phrygian would be


    E------------------------------------------------7-8-10
    B--------------------------------------6-8-10
    G-------------------------------5-7-9
    D------------------------5-7-9
    A----------------5-7-8
    E--------5-7-8
    B-5-6-8
     
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    I realised that after I figured out the other notes.
     
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    Yes it's for soloing over atonal music. It has more than 10 tones.....it has all twelve when you move into other positions I believe ( I haven't actually checked).

    EDIT: It only has 10 apparently.

    A, B, C, D,E, Eb, F,G, Gb, Ab, A


    I think I have something wrong on the Low B but thats how we were playing it today.

    I think the Low B should match the high b.

    e----------------- -----------------------4-5-7------
    B----------------------------------4-6-7-----------
    G---------------------------4-5-7---------------
    D--------------------4-6-7-----------------------
    A--------------5-6-8----------------------------
    E--------5-7-8----------------------------------
    B-4-6-7-------------------------------------

    A, B, C, D, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, A 8 Notes.
     
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    timothydog76 Tandjentian

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    It's not for atonal music. What you are describing is a half-whole diminished scale but you do have the low b string wrong. It fits best over altered dominant chords.

    There are 8 notes to the scale:
    1, b2, b3, 3, b5, 5, 6, b7

    Your bottom B string should be: 9 7 6
     
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    Yeah I realized that afterword.

    Thanks though
     

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