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What scale can I play other this progression, F#5 G5?


(@izaak247)
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I tried the F#minor pent but I don't know doesn't sound great..


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(@alangreen)
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You're using chords which don't normally get used together because they don't exist in the same key.

The notes you're using in the chords are F#, G, A#, B, C#, and D. Everything's in D Major except the A#, which is the Leading Note in B minor. The good news is that B minor is the relative minor to D major.

Try the scale of B Harmonic Minor and see how it pans out.

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(@noteboat)
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They're just power chords, Alan, so they don't contain A# or B. But that still makes just 2 sharps on F and C - so either D major or B minor will work pretty well.

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(@alangreen)
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Yep, just me trying to get too clever again.

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(@askaguitarpro)
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How much time is elapsing between the chords? We could come up with some cool solo ideas depending upon how close these two chords are together.

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(@guitardestiny)
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the believe it is the f# hungarian gypsy scale is what is used in white rabbit which has a bassline the alternates between f# and g. the notes of the scale are f# g a# b c# d e


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(@danlasley)
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Listen to White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane - that may give you some ideas. I believe that the most useful key is Em, but I'm not sure.


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(@brian-riggs)
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The E Dorian scale would work well. Since the notes in the chords are F# and C#, as well as G and D, the notes in a E Dorian scale would all fit.

The Dorian scale is like a minor scale, but in Dorian the 6th is a Major 6th while in a typical minor scale the 6th is minor. That means that an E Dorian scale has the notes E F# G A B C# D E. The 6th scale degree is C#, which would go along with your F#5 chord.

A typical E minor scale would have a minor 6th, so the note would be a C natural and would clash with the F#5 chord. The E Dorian may give you some ideas, and it has the same notes as a D Major scale, but since you'll be starting on E as "home" it may cause the scale to sound different to your ear. I hope that helps.

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