#1
Im writing a song and the scale i use for it goes:

wwhwwhw

so tell me if I'm wrong; the major scale is:

wwhwwwh

so the only difference is a Diminished 7th right?

also what would this scale be?

wwhwwhw
#2
Quote by boobinski
Im writing a song and the scale i use for it goes:

wwhwwhw

so tell me if I'm wrong; the major scale is:

wwhwwwh

so the only difference is a Diminished 7th right?

also what would this scale be?

wwhwwhw


Well, it's a minor 7th. If you lowered the 7th by another half step, then it would be a diminished 7th above the root.

What you have there is the dominant scale AKA Mixolydian mode. (Major scale with a b7).
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Dec 16, 2009,
#3
Think about it this way. If you thought you were playing in C major. You're actually kinda playing in F major, except that C is your root.
#4
its just a mixolydian mode, and yes, its only difference is the dominant 7. not diminished 7.
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#5
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Think about it this way. If you thought you were playing in C major. You're actually kinda playing in F major, except that C is your root.


I know im not playing in c major ( other than both scales have al of the same notes in a different order) like its a G mixylodian but I know somehow the c major scaleis related.
#6
Quote by boobinski
like its a G mixylodian but I know somehow the c major scaleis related.


Yep, it's the parent scale.

C D E F G A B C


G A B C D E F G
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#7
Quote by GuitarMunky
Yep, it's the parent scale.

C D E F G A B C


G A B C D E F G

what is a parent scale and what does it mean
#8
Quote by boobinski
what is a parent scale and what does it mean


It just means they have the same notes. Generally if you use the notes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, it will be implied that you are in A minor (Aeolian) or C major (Ionian.) But if your root is a note other than those two it is in a different mode, such as G Mixolydian, or F Lydian.
#9
Quote by boobinski
what is a parent scale and what does it mean


Any Major scale is a "parent" to it's related modes. For example here is C Major, and it's related modes.


C Major scale (Parent)

C D E F G A B

Related modes..

D E F G A B C dorian

E F G A B C D phrygian

F G A B C D E Lydian

G A B C D E F Mixolydian

A B C D E F G aeolian

B C D E F G A locrian


Those modes all share the same key signature as C Major


make sense?
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#10
Quote by GuitarMunky
Any Major scale is a "parent" to it's related modes. For example here is C Major, and it's related modes.


C Major scale (Parent)

C D E F G A B

Related modes..

D E F G A B C dorian

E F G A B C D phrygian

F G A B C D E Lydian

G A B C D E F Mixolydian

A B C D E F G aeolian

B C D E F G A locrian


Those modes all share the same key signature as C Major


make sense?

this explains the modes thing much better to me thank you very much

so; I'm in the key of Cmaj in the mode of G mixylodian? or what
#11
Quote by boobinski
this explains the modes thing much better to me thank you very much

so; I'm in the key of Cmaj in the mode of G mixylodian? or what



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The scale as you described it in the OP is Mixolydian. I couldn't tell you whether your piece is in mixolydian or Major without actually hearing it or seeing it written out.
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