#1
I was playing around on my bass the other day and came up with an interesting melody, and worked it into a scale of some sort. I have a feeling this scale has a proper name, so that where you guys come in. Here's the mystery scale:

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#2
Quote by Steel_Wave
I was playing around on my bass the other day and came up with an interesting melody, and worked it into a scale of some sort. I have a feeling this scale has a proper name, so that where you guys come in. Here's the mystery scale:

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G A C# D E G# A

Not a diatonic scale. Probably best to call it G lydian with an accidental note added (G#)

EDIT: to me it seems to resolve on the A. So A mixilydian missing out the sixth, and adding an accidental G#.
Last edited by griffRG7321 at Feb 18, 2009,
#3
G A C# D E G# A are the notes. As cou can see, it's not diatonic, the G and G#... Yeah.

On what note does the melody sound complete (Resolved)?

And I wouldn't go so far as to call it modal, because TS hasn't stated a harmony, which is a big deciding factor.
Last edited by one vision at Feb 18, 2009,
#4
Why couldn't it be A major with an accidental G?
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#6
Yeah, I didn't see your post until I had already replied.
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#8
Then I would say A major.
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#9
k its just weird because of the order i put the notes i guess. also because the melody i made just didn't seem so sound "major" so to speak (also added a C in it). Well, thanks all time to get back to that song.
#10
At first glance it looks like Lydian, but it'd probably be considered A Major because it resolves to A, unless thats not the end of the melody or something.
#11
It's perhaps reading too much into it, but adding chromatic passing tones has been done before... bebop. But that's just what I'd think of when presented with such a set of notes. However one vision is right, with no idea of the harmony it's a shot in the dark to claim it's something which has to be so involved with it.