#1
So I have the degrees down for a major arpeggio, or would i be scale? Scale I think. It would go from maj7, min7, min7, maj7 dom7, min7, dim7??? But what if I were starting from a dim7 or dom7 or min7 instead of beginning with a maj7, if this is as confusing to you as it is to me I'm sorry, and I don't know if i can explain it any better. And I think I'm gonna go with scale instead of arpeggio. Thanks in advance!
Last edited by lzfan933 at Aug 3, 2009,
#2
I'm beginning to doubt this is even possible, if so please let me know.
#3
I'm not sure what you're asking. the pattern repeats no matter where you start. starting on diminished will get you dim -> maj -> min -> min -> etc.
#5
So from what I've gathered, this is what you're saying:

The "pattern" of chords in a major scale goes Imaj7, ii7, iii7, IVmaj7, V7, vi7, and viim7b5(it's not actually a dim7 since that would result in a b6 in the scale. For instance, in C major, it's not a Bdim7 because that includes an Ab.)

You're asking what it would be like if you "started" on a diminished chord. Well, there aren't many scales in which a dim7 chord is available as a tonic("idim7"), and one of those few would be a half-whole or whole-half diminished scale, which consist of alternating half and whole and whole and half steps respectively. But what's important here is that a scale isn't really a pattern of chords so much as just a group of notes. The chords are derived FROM those notes. Instead of starting from a certain kind of chord and trying your way from there, take a scale and figure out all the available chords in it.
#6
Just a note on what grumpastumpy said, Whilst there are two diminished scales, whole-half and half whole, only whole half gives a dim7 chord. If you consider the intervals in half whole, you have both a major and minor 3rd. However in fact this is a major 3rd and #2nd. The chord derived from a half whole scale is a dom7b9 chord.