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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Whole Tone Scales

I'm going to start by saying that whole tone scales are unlike any other discussed so far.  They are made up solely of whole tone intervals which results in 6…

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Modal Chords

So far I've discussed modes in terms of their structure and relation to the comparative major scale. I haven't been too prescriptive about how to use them and have encouraged…

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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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