#1
Is the best time to use the diminished scale when you are on the V chord of like a i- V progression? I have always heard that it works well on the V chord, is this true?And if so, if the progressions was E- Am, would you use the E dim scale? or Another one?
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#2
i use Diminished scale for passages or intros.
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#3
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Is the best time to use the diminished scale when you are on the V chord of like a i- V progression?


Try it and listen at the same time.

I have always heard that it works well on the V chord, is this true?


Try it and listen at the same time.

And if so, if the progressions was E- Am, would you use the E dim scale? or Another one?


Try it and listen at the same time.
#4
Yes it will sound good if you use a diminished scale over a V chord. V chords tend to sound like they are leading into something, or building into a climax. This is why V chords are found, usually, near the end of phrases. Try listening to some classical music, these situations come up tons.

Diminished scales have the same effect. Even when playing one alone it will sound like your cliimbing to the top a phrase. In the chord progression you gave (E-Am, E being the V and Am being the I) it would be smart to use an E diminished scale.
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#7
would the 8th note of the diminished scale be considered a major 7th or not because that has always confused me
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would the 8th note of the diminished scale be considered a major 7th or not because that has always confused me

Yep, I just tried it on my guitar. It's a major 7th alright.