Dennis Sandole Polytonal/Extended Scales

When looking at even the most well known scales we still find other scales embedded within them.

B Altered Scale contains a whole tone scale and a Diminished scale giving it an exotic sound.

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C Diminished scale contains two mixolydian tetrachords. The first being of the root and the second being of the flat 5:

dennis sandole scale lore

We can of course extend scales as we have looked at in Jazz Scale Extensions

dennis sandole scale lore

DENNIS SANDOLE:  Bi tonal scales, polyscales[MULTI] scales concepts/ideas.

Dennis Sandole Scale Lore: Developing Poly/multiple scales. Although being most noted as John Coltrane’s Mentor/Teacher Dennis Sandole was unique in his musical thinking.

Here is an example of a polytonal scale idea:

dennis sandole scale lore

Here we have another  polytonal/multiple scale idea:

dennis sandole scale lore

Here we employ triplets.

dennis sandole scale lore

Below are some “Mixed up” ideas as concepts to get a flow and to syncopate and get a feel for it. These are only exercises but create interest by the way the different scales appear and move.

dennis sandole scale lore

16ths mix #2

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16ths mix #3

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Here are some of Dennis Sandole’s own sketches/ideas

dennis sandole scale lore

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