#1
Hi all!
I'm hoping somebody here will be able l help me.

I am struggling to find a scale that fits a chord progression I want to solo over.
The chords are D5, F5, G5, G#5

The notes in these chords are A, C, C# D, F, G, G#

But as far as I can tell there are no scales that fit this, where do I go from here and what is the logic behind it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jonny
#2
How much time are you spending on that G# chord?

Because my first instinct is to just approach it as D minor and treat the G# as a passing chord, but it kind of depends on how you're using that chord.
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Because my first instinct is to just approach it as D minor and treat the G# as a passing chord, but it kind of depends on how you're using that chord.


My thoughts as well, D minor fits the first three chords just fine. G# is a bit tricky in that key since it's a flat 5th, but maybe TS is going for a more tense sound anyway.
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#5
This is basically the Smoke on the Water riff (in D instead of G). I'd treat it as D blues scale for soloing (D F G G# A C), at least if the chords don't last too long. Even if they do (4 or more beats each), D blues scale is good on the first 3.

BTW, the notes in your chords are D F G G# A C D# (not C#). You don't really have to care about the 5ths of the chords (again, if the chords change fairly quickly). But you could take a hint from that D# (Eb) and try D phrygian: D Eb F G A Bb C. The G#(Ab) chord root is still a bluesy #4/b5.