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The key to making scales from scales wether they be Triadic, Tetrachord, Pentatonic or Hexatonic is to highlight the key notes that give that scale its unique flavour/sound:
Below we can see this in the C melodic minor scale.
The crucial Eb note and B natural note against the C root note tells us that this is not major and that it has a specific vibe/atmosphere to it.
In this first example we will employ 3 notes and 2 notes for highlighting: This employs alternate picking starting on an upstroke:
This next example starts on a “Downstroke” and is even simpler. This is a simple 2 note fingering into a 2 note scale.
Now let’s create an ascending line:
Next we will add an Ab and make 2 Tetrachord scales from C Harmonic minor and create a little run:
This time we will ascend with the C Harmonic minor scale:
It’s also a good idea to play the key chord of a scale and then pluck the key note or notes that give that scale it’s unique flavour.
For example below is an F Maj7#11 chord that when you pluck the B natural it really stands out as Lydian:
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Moving on from my last post on the Dorian Mode, I now look at how the Lydian Mode actually sounds.
Here’s how to transpose it to C as the parent key.
If F is a perfect 4th up from C:
Then what is C a perfect 4th up from: This would be G.
So we have a G Major scale starting on the note C:
You will hear straight away that the C Lydian has a Sharpened 4th and this is what gives it its distinctive flavour.
Chord ii is now Major,
Chord II now resolves nicely into chord Vb,
Another beautiful sound is the sharpened 4th which now becomes F#m7b5
Lydian Line with Chords
C Lydian Two Octaves
Lydian Guitar Lick:
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