"E" Harmonic Minor: E F# G A B C D# E
"E" Hungarian Minor: E F# G A# B C D# E
Obvious Hungarian minor characteristics to point out are the 1 & 1/2 tone interval from C to D# (which is also in the harmonic minor scale) but also the Hungarian minor has a 1 & 1/2 tone interval from G to A#. You'll also notice the chromaticism between A#, B and C which has that very quintessential Revocation sound. Let's take a look at the "E" Hungarian minor scale to 2 octaves and get used to the shape. (See diagram below)
Now were going to look at the lick. (See diagram below)
I think of this in groups of 8 semiquavers over 2 beats (well derrr!). If that feels a bit tricky just work through it in 4 note groups and join them together. Obviously you can mix up the pattern and usage when you decide to implement it into your playing and soloing. Enjoy the exotic, evil and slightly chromatic win.
Have fun with it guys and happy shredding!
By Chris Zoupa