#1
Based from the major scale formula its like this

root-2-3-4-5-6b-7-root

And I like cus it has that harmonic minor finish but with that major scale sound
#4
As hydra said, it is just a major scale with a flat 6.

And although it is not on topic, I was in the middle of trying out a 12 tone cycle when I got that, with the root, 3, 5 and b6 note. And I found out that you can also add a flat 2nd to give it a melodic minor kind of overall feel to it.
#6
Harmonic Major sounds about right.
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#7
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#8
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As hydra said, it is just a major scale with a flat 6.

Aaw, I thought this was a necrobumped thread I had been useful in ages ago
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#9
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Harmonic Major.


What's harmonic about that scale now?

The Harmonic Minor isn't named so because the 6th has some special harmonic property. It's called that because it shows up primarily when harmonizing the dominant in a minor scale.
#11
TS, why do you need a name for it? It is what it is, how does a name help you at all?
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#12
It's obviously a clue
the treasure lies in Ethiopia - onwards!
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#13
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That is the reason why you shouldn't play it. Well, more technically, the reason why you shouldn't say the name out loud.


Honestly, it's a major scale with a flat 6.
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#15
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Harmonic Major.

no, harmonic major is the third mode of harmonic minor, being major with a raised 5
#17
That's the very image I couldn't be bothered looking for.
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and all you can do is just wait by the moon
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#18
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no, harmonic major is the third mode of harmonic minor, being major with a raised 5


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#19
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#21
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What's harmonic about that scale now?

The Harmonic Minor isn't named so because the 6th has some special harmonic property. It's called that because it shows up primarily when harmonizing the dominant in a minor scale.


Quote by Bad Kharmel
no, harmonic major is the third mode of harmonic minor, being major with a raised 5


It was a joke.
#22
Who cares about what the scale is called? Does it really matter? It has a lot to do with the chords you are playing over. The chords are more important and I bet the b6 is there because of the chords you are playing over.

The right answer is major scale with a b6.
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#23
Ionian(b6) could be a concise derivative name for this.

It is true that "names get in the way" and it's hard to retrace any existing HISTORICAL / FORMAL names for this.

Assuming there weren't any typographical errors, the closest match I found was
"Ethiopian Scale" from http://www.apassion4jazz.net/scales2.html.

The above source should have been sufficient however complications occur due to the discrepancies in the Ethiopian scale formulas when you look up other sources:

Ethiopian Scale = 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7 [=" Aeolian"]
source: http://www.ehow.com/how_4457553_play-ethiopian-scale-guitar.html
source: Guitar Pro Scale database

Ethiopian Scale = 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7 [ascending] / 1-2-3-4-5-b6-7 [descending only]
source: http://www.medianmusic.com/ScaleForeign.html

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Also, a relative mode of this scale was used in Bartok's Mikrokosmos: No 10.
#24
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Ionian(b6) could be a concise derivative name for this.

It is true that "names get in the way" and it's hard to retrace any existing HISTORICAL / FORMAL names for this.

Assuming there weren't any typographical errors, the closest match I found was
"Ethiopian Scale" from http://www.apassion4jazz.net/scales2.html.

The above source should have been sufficient however complications occur due to the discrepancies in the Ethiopian scale formulas when you look up other sources:

Ethiopian Scale = 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7 [=" Aeolian"]
source: http://www.ehow.com/how_4457553_play-ethiopian-scale-guitar.html
source: Guitar Pro Scale database

Ethiopian Scale = 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7 [ascending] / 1-2-3-4-5-b6-7 [descending only]
source: http://www.medianmusic.com/ScaleForeign.html

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Also, a relative mode of this scale was used in Bartok's Mikrokosmos: No 10.

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#25
Is that Andrew Scott?
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#26
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#27
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What's harmonic about that scale now?

The Harmonic Minor isn't named so because the 6th has some special harmonic property. It's called that because it shows up primarily when harmonizing the dominant in a minor scale.

An augmented vi chord is harmonic as fuck, man.
#28
Quote by chronowarp
the modes of it work great over some altered shit.


And so with the harmonized scale...

"C Ethiopian Scale" or C Ionian(b6) = [C-D-E-F-G-Ab-B]
Have fun with the chords.

*C-CM7-Caug-CM7#5
*Dm7b5-Ddim7
*Em7-Eaug-E7-E7b9-E/G#
*Fm-Fm6-FmM7-Fdim7-FmM7b5
*G-G7-G7b9-G6
*Abaug-AbM7#5-Abdim7-AbmM7b5-AbmM7#5
*Bdim7
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#30
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TS, why do you need a name for it? It is what it is, how does a name help you at all?


shorthand. same as all scale names and chord names.
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#31
Quote by ha_asgag
another additional name: Indian Sarasangi Scale from the 72 melakartas.

Why did you bump this thread?


BTW, regarding harmonic major, what kind of BS is this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonic_major_scale
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Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
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#32
because he had valuable and correct information that might still be relevant to TS

and because he likes to make my blood pressure boil over
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