#1
im not at all good at naming scale progressions and tend to noodle around until i find something that works with what i want my future style to be.

I just recently got deep in to far eastern/Indian Sitar (Thanks Ravi Shankar...) and found a scale that sounded something like what i was hearing.

E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---7--9------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------6--7--9-------------------------------------------------------|
G:---------------------6--7--9--------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------7--9--10--------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------7--9--10--12--------------|

i know it isnt anything really inventive, but i like the sound of it on a smooth acoustic setting with a shy phaser and echo
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#2
That'd look to be B Dorian if memory serves. One of the modes of A Major.

If you're looking for something a very Eastern feel, go for Harmonic Minor. It's got a distinctly Eastern feel to it.
#3
starts and ends on E... therefore E mixolydian. So yes its a mode of A major. Also look at trying some interesting modes of the harmonic minor scale... Phrygian Dominant and Lydian dominant are both good. In E these scales are:

Phrygian Dominant:
E F G# A B C D E
(Sounds very eastern)

Lydian Dominant:
E F# G# A# B C# D E
#4
wow thanks! ive heard alot of harmic minor talk from Neo-classical artists, but i never thought it could be used for this too. i'll definitely look into it right now
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#5
Harmonic minor is pretty versatile, can be used for more ethnically inspired music, neoclassical, and even various metal subgenres. Just up to you how you apply it.
#6
Lol I just played the scale and as soon as i did the first part of that one song that goes "what if god was one of us" sounded just like the first few notes of that scale.

Play 7-9-9
6-7-9-9
Last edited by CoreyM. at Oct 15, 2008,