In this part of Counterpoint things start getting a bit more complicated. Mainly because our musical choices can back us into corners.
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We’ve reached the conclusion of Tom Serb’s series on Scales and Modes. If you’ve been following along you’ll know there’s all kinds of scales possible.
Because the starting point of any scale can be shifted to make an entirely new scale, we can quickly get lost in the permutations.
After the pentatonic, major, and common minor scales and the modes, everything else – with one exception – can be considered an exotic scale. Let’s look.
This month, we’re continuing a terrific series from long time Guitar Noise contributor Tom Serb concerning just about every scale you could ever think of.
In our last post we learned there is only one kind of major scale. Now let’s look at the minor scale – and there are LOTS of different minor scales!
Now we’ll get into the grand-daddy of music theory. The major scale is important to theory because it’s the yardstick by which we measure all other scales.
Let’s look at hexatonic scales. Like the blues scale, hexatonic scales are any scales that have six notes.