#1
So, I'm in the process of writing my first song, and I figure I'll make use of these indian "thats" that I found online. Thing is, need some help transposing them. or something.

Basically, I need someone to put the attached scales into D minor, or the nearest equivalent. I apologize ahead of time if this is ridiculously easy and I'm just being thick about it.

Help is appreciated.
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#2
Most of those are just diatonic modes, and a lot of them aren't even minor in tonality, which means they certainly can't be played in D minor. You need to focus on learning the theory behind the major scale before you even think of writing a song with those scales, otherwise you won't even know how to use them. Read the theory sticky.

Asavari = Aeolian/Minor
Bilawal = Ionian/Major
Bhairavi = Phrygian
Kafi = Dorian
Kalyan = Lydian
Khamaj = Mixolydian
Marva = Lydian b2 (mode of harmonic minor)
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#3
Well, yeah, figured it'd be above my current level of understanding.....damn, modes coming up again....

Still, uh, theoretically, which could be effectively used in the key of D minor?
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#4
Quote by Wulver
Well, yeah, figured it'd be above my current level of understanding.....damn, modes coming up again....

Still, uh, theoretically, which could be effectively used in the key of D minor?


Modal music is different from key based music. If the song is in D minor, use D minor.
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#5
so "modal" music would be music that isn't a chord progression repeating itsself, like jazz or classical music?
#6
Ah, fair point, Indian music is often played over a single drone note....guess it wouldn't work the same way at all....

Still, uh, know of any scales that would give me a sort of indian flavor?
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