#1
The c major scale can be constructed out of 3 chords FAC+CEG+GBD=CDEFGABC. I figured by combining other chords I could get unique scales. I tried F#A#C#+CEG but some guy already made that one.
So I tried a couple other combinations. Unfortunately they sounded boring like the hexonic scale and the chromatic one or very dissonant. How can I make them sound better?
Here are two of the boring ones:
C D# E G Ab B C = E Ab B + C E G + G# C D#
C C# D# E F F# G G# B = C# F G# + C E G + B D# F#
Last edited by Zombiechao at Sep 8, 2009,
#2
Any scale that you "construct" that sounds like music will have already been used somewhere by someone. And scales aren't constructed with chords they should be made with intervals.
#3
I'm curious what are the ones that I "constructed" (I can use double quotes too and brackets!) are?
#4
Before you start working on these sorts of things, work on playing minor, major and pentatonic scales. Try and make them sound interesting if they just sound boring to you.
#5
Most scales are altered (simply) by raising or lowering one of the scale degrees (so moving one of the notes in a scale up a semitone). It's quite surprising how much difference this actually makes eg. Phrygian Dominant, Harmonic Minor. Then you can go the next step and alter another degree, for example sharpening the 4th of a Harmonic Minor to make it Gypsy Minor. So we can go Minor + #7 = Harmonic Minor then Harmonic Minor + #4 = Gypsy Minor.
This way you don't have to start from scratch.
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#6
make it interesting by throwing in something that is not the usual... put a note or two that is not in the scale will sometime alter it into something that can be very2 interesting...

just an idea.. good luck!
#7
Quote by Zombiechao
The c major scale can be constructed out of 3 chords FAC+CEG+GBD=CDEFGABC. I figured by combining other chords I could get unique scales. I tried F#A#C#+CEG but some guy already made that one.
So I tried a couple other combinations. Unfortunately they sounded boring like the hexonic scale and the chromatic one or very dissonant. How can I make them sound better?
Here are two of the boring ones:
C D# E G Ab B C = E Ab B + C E G + G# C D#
C C# D# E F F# G G# B = C# F G# + C E G + B D# F#

It's kind of the other way round - the chords are derived from the scales...what you're doing is nothing new, it's just a very complicated way of doing something that's already been done. Every scale you'll make will either already exist, not be a diatonic scale or sound like crap.
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