#2
If it resolves to Dm, use the D minor scale. If it resolves to G minor, use the G minor scale. Use your ears to determine where it resolves.
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#3
I Don't have the guitar on me at the moment but i would say the progression is likely a I- vii- I V. Use the G minor scale or G minor pentatonic scale and use blues notes and other accidentals if you wish.
#4
Quote by zguitarmaster
Gm - F and Gm to Dm

Should I use the Dm scale or the Gm scale?


I see this:

ii I ii vi

If I approached this, I'd think to play as if I were playing in F - if there was an A7, I'd consider it more in Dm.

Over G, my F would be a b7 which is congruent. and over D a 13...nothing else there that concerns me with seeing this in F, or able to resolve to it.

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#5
Quote by zguitarmaster
Gm - F and Gm to Dm

Should I use the Dm scale or the Gm scale?


I say it resolves to Gm. The first is i VII and the second is i v.

Use the G natural minor scale.
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#6
I think you could use the notes from F major, but I dunno what you'd call the scale in this case..
Maybe Gm Dorian? Does anybody know?
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I think you could use the notes from F major, but I dunno what you'd call the scale in this case..
Maybe Gm Dorian? Does anybody know?


As Sean said, it can be approached from F major. It could also be G minor. I wouldn't go dragging Dorian into this though.
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As Sean said, it can be approached from F major. It could also be G minor. I wouldn't go dragging Dorian into this though.


It's just another thread where the TS could quite easily answer his own question by trying out different scales over the progression, or by listening for the resolution. All we can do is speculate. There are (mostly) no incorrect answers here.
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Actually, I personally would play Dorian. I think that is just SUCH a great scale.


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#12
It's a mode.
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Of course it's a MODE! So what? It's also a scale you put emphasis on the ii chord of the major scale, by starting on the ii chord, and playing the ii chord again somehwere else in the progression (for example)

it's not really the scale that's cool... it's where you put the emphasis

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Of course it's a MODE! So what? It's also a scale you put emphasis on the ii chord of the major scale, by starting on the ii chord, and playing the ii chord again somehwere else in the progression (for example)

it's not really the scale that's cool... it's where you put the emphasis

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Hey Tom Hess....

I'm sorry, I mean Maltmn...

That's NOT how Dorian works.

You start on the ii chord, and you resolve the melodies to the ii. Its all about resolution, NOT what's included. Its resolution. Its tonal. If you're in D Dorian, you finish and, it better NOT sound resolved on a C note. This where people miss the point.

If you are making modal melodies (using it as a "SCALE") progressions, etc, and calling it a mode, it should end and feel finalized on that tonal center, or you're just playing major or minor.

Best,

Sean
#16
At least the way I'm playing it the progression seems to resolve to the Gm. That makes it a bit weird since the Dm would be a v chord, but it's not unheard of. The notes you play over it really depend on the feel of the song too, which none of us could guess at. I would play different notes over it in a jazz setting than in a classical one.
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You can use any and all scales, and you can use none of them.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#19
I wonder how I would emphasise the ii chord. Perhaps by playing really hard when the chord comes along and soft on the others. That'll definately change the resolution.
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#22
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Gm - F and Gm to Dm

Should I use the Dm scale or the Gm scale?



G natural minor
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#23
Quote by zguitarmaster
Gm - F and Gm to Dm

Should I use the Dm scale or the Gm scale?

Chromatic scale. Be sure to focus heavily on chord tones and tensions however.