#1
I've recently been learning the arctic monkeys song no buses and when a G# major is played by the rhythm guitar the lead guitar plays over the top with the notes A, B, E, F# and G#. Now what confuses me is that what ive learnt in my scales is that these notes aren't in the G# major scale or the G# Major blues scale, So i was just wondering if somebody could explain what is going on here.
#2
sorry i should have mentioned that the notes not in the G# major are A, E, F# and B and the notes A, E and F# are not in the G# Major blues scale
#3
because the notes don't necessairly have to the either one of those scales, there's many more scales out there to use.
#6
Looks a lot like G# Phrygian on first glance to me.
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#8
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so can you use the G# Phrygian scale to solo over the G# major chord?
You can do anything you want, but that isn't common and I don't suggest it unless you really know what you're doing and why you're doing it.
#9
ok but can anyone still explain the answer to the original question because im still confused?
#10
Quote by thechief99
ok but can anyone still explain the answer to the original question because im still confused?
Sure.

They use G# Phrygian over a G# major chord for the simple reason that it sounds good. From a theoretical standpoint, it makes no sense, but good is good.
#11
Quote by elvenkindje
Looks a lot like G# Phrygian on first glance to me.

Phrygian is minor... but hes playing a major chord right... did i read that right?
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#12
Quote by Strat_Player
Phrygian is minor... but hes playing a major chord right... did i read that right?
Yes, you read that right. They are playing a minor scale over a major chord, completely theoreticlly wrong, but fine if it sounds good.