#1
Does anybody what scale Andy timmons leans on in the track 'A night to remember' from 'That was then, this is now'?
It sounds sort of arabic, but it just sounds so incredibly sweet.

Thanks :-)
#2
It's in B minor, which is pretty normal, but what makes this more Eastern sounding is sympathetic strings, or open strings that ring naturally when another note is played.

You get a similar effect by playing an open string and an adjacent fretted string with vibrato.
#3
Music is about more than scales. A scale on its own doesn't give you an "Arabic" sound. It's a lot about instrumentation, rhythms, harmonies, playing techniques, phrasing... Yes, certain scales are common in certain kind of music. But you need more than a scale.
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Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

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#4
Quote by MaggaraMarine
Music is about more than scales. A scale on its own doesn't give you an "Arabic" sound. It's a lot about instrumentation, rhythms, harmonies, playing techniques, phrasing... Yes, certain scales are common in certain kind of music. But you need more than a scale.


+1000%
#5
NeoMvsEu
There's the very occasional hint of B harmonic minor as well as natural minor (e.g round 1:09 to 1:11) ... really nice how he plays the C# followed by the high A#, to spell out some of the F# triad there. I really like Andy Timmon's playing ... subtle slides and bends ... and guitar sound is incredible.
#6
jerrykramskoy True, but I was going for key, which includes scale alterations in its framework (and is arguably more useful in tonal talk)