#1
I'm no good at music theory, so I figured I would just go ahead a pose a question to anyone who might hold any knowledge on it.

I'm trying to figure out a good scale to go over both a Cmaj7 chord and a Fmaj7 chord. From what I've read up, apparently the G major scale goes well with the Cmaj7 and the C major scale goes well with the Fmaj7, however, I was looking for something that gave a more eerie sound.

Any help?
#4
You could play both chords with a F ionian(major). Also eerie is mostly in Vibrato and phrasing
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#5
Thanks. I'll have to fool around with both scales when I have time tomorrow.
#6
I'd go with the F Ionian/major scale. C Major would work fine but F would be more interesting.
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#7
Quote by eviledge87
I'd go with the F Ionian/major scale. C Major would work fine but F would be more interesting.


Agreed i love F Major
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#8
Quote by eviledge87
I'd go with the F Ionian/major scale. C Major would work fine but F would be more interesting.


Okay, great. I'll take that into consideration. Thanks.
#10
Hit that **** with a Cm harmonic.

Or if you're feeling like a cheeky bastard, go with F Hungarian Gypsy scale.
#11
Quote by Archaon
Hit that **** with a Cm harmonic.

Or if you're feeling like a cheeky bastard, go with F Hungarian Gypsy scale.

Cmaj7 = C E G B
Fmaj7 = F A C E
C harmonic minor = C D Eb F G Ab B
F Hungarian Gypsy = F G Ab B C Db E

The C harmonic minor's Eb and Ab clash with the Cmaj7 chord's E and G, and F Hungarian Gypsy's Ab and Db clash with the Fmaj7's A and C. In both cases, the third is compromised, so I'm not sure those would be the best to go with.
#12
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Cmaj7 = C E G B
Fmaj7 = F A C E
C harmonic minor = C D Eb F G Ab B
F Hungarian Gypsy = F G Ab B C Db E

The C harmonic minor's Eb and Ab clash with the Cmaj7 chord's E and G, and F Hungarian Gypsy's Ab and Db clash with the Fmaj7's A and C. In both cases, the third is compromised, so I'm not sure those would be the best to go with.

Actually, you're right. I suppose I just like suggesting the harmonic minor because I've got those positions memorized fairly well.
#13
Quote by Archaon
Actually, you're right. I suppose I just like suggesting the harmonic minor because I've got those positions memorized fairly well.

It's okay - some of the notes would be fine, but the third is a key tone so IMO you'd want to avoid the scales that would conflict with the third.
#14
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It's okay - some of the notes would be fine, but the third is a key tone so IMO you'd want to avoid the scales that would conflict with the third.

I'm going to remember to watch out for that one from now on.