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Need some scales for a dominant 7, one-chord song

 
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lavaspin



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Need some scales for a dominant 7, one-chord song Reply with quote

I'm working on a really cool song with my drummer that's in 5/4 time. We looped a 5 beat riff I came up with that is essentially in B7. I'm really weak on my music theory and mostly play by ear. I've worked up some cool verses and such using B mixolydian. But I want something in the jam part to take it a bit farther away -- but without it getting too wierd. Any suggestions on another scale I should work on using in this situation? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Swain



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe try C Melodic Minor:


C D Eb F G A B C

This should add some spice!

The Eb and the B may seem odd at first.



Also, you could do some Pentatonic things:

Try mixing these 3 Pentatonics:

B Major Pent.
D# Major Pentatonic
G Major Pentatonic
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lavaspin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help! I'll fire up the looper and start playing around with these. Unfortunately, it tends to be late in the day, and the practice sessions are far too short because of intervening things like work, etc......
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:50 am    Post subject: Re: Need some scales for a dominant 7, one-chord song Reply with quote

lavaspin wrote:
I'm working on a really cool song with my drummer that's in 5/4 time. We looped a 5 beat riff I came up with that is essentially in B7. I'm really weak on my music theory and mostly play by ear. I've worked up some cool verses and such using B mixolydian. But I want something in the jam part to take it a bit farther away -- but without it getting too wierd. Any suggestions on another scale I should work on using in this situation? Thanks for any suggestions.


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