A list of unusual scales

Sometimes a great way to create new and exciting sounds is to try using a scale type that you haven't used before.  The only downside is that sometimes it can…

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Chord Inversions

There's nothing really complicated about chord inversions.  It's one of those subjects that often gets overlooked or ignored because the perception is it's too complicated but really, they are quite…

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The Locrian Mode

The Locrian mode starts on the seventh scale degree.  It is the least used mode, in fact you'll find very few examples of its use.  In fact I can't really…

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The Mixolydian Mode

The Mixolydian mode starts on the fifth scale degree.  It is the only mode that is dominant in nature and is mostly used in blues and jazz music. In the…

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The Lydian Mode

The Lydian mode starts on the fourth scale degree and like the corresponding chord is major in nature.  It has been described as having a modern sound, giving drive or…

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The Phrygian Mode

The Phrygian mode starts on the third scale degree and like the corresponding chord is minor in nature.  It has been described as having an exotic sound, sometimes a Spanish…

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