#1
been working on learning how to build chords from scales, and i get the major and minor scales, but when dealing with say, harmonic major and minor, diminished scales, etc, there aren't any lessons that i've found dealing with those. so i tried a few out, and i just want to see if i'm doing this the right way. i just picked something and made the basic triads..

harmonic major 1 2 3 4 5 b6 7

in the key of c
C D E F G Ab B

C E G- 1 3 5- Cmaj

since the the 2nd chord in the scale is built off of the d harmonic major scale
D E F# G A Bb C#

F# and A are not in the c harmonic major..i would need to flatten both of them to make..

D F Ab -1 b3 b5- Ddim

and then repeat for the rest of the chords in the scale..and i would get the following..

E G B - Emin
F Ab C - Fmin
G B D - Gmaj
Ab C E- Ab aug
B D F - Bim

hopefully i am doing this right..the light build went off in my head yesterday afternoon when i did this..lol hopefully i am right? i may be wrong about the d harmonic minor scale having a flat in it..i just know it can't have a and a#..any corrections anywhere in my reasoning would be wonderfully appreciated
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#2
Quote by sqrrloncrack
since the the 2nd chord in the scale is built off of the d harmonic major scale

There's your mistake, the 2nd chord of the scale is still built off the C scale. So it would be the 2nd, 4th and 6th notes.

You get the correct result at the end by flattening the notes but this is a bad habit to get into.
Last edited by pwrmax at Sep 16, 2010,
#3
well i know it;s the 2 4 and 6 in the scale, but i learned to determine the type of chord (maj/min/aug/etc) it helps to look at the scale relative to the chord, compare the result, and and it helps get the chord formula, like 1 b3 b5. theres a lesson on it here on UG called "what chords are in what key"

as long as i'm still getting the right results i'm cool lol eventually i won't need to do it the long way to figure out that D F Ab is a diminished chord and that Ab C E is an augmented chord and so on. i'm still just getting started with all this theory nonsense after playing blindly for a decade going "this sounds cool but i don't know what it is"
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