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#21 one_who_rocks

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (hairballxavier @ Apr 1 2006, 10:07 PM)
I've been having alot of fun with this pentatoinic scale lately.

In E

E, F, A, B, D.

Don't know what it's called, but it's got kind of a dark eastern sound.


I'm pretty sure there that should be F# and D#.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:16 AM

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Actually it is a penta scale because it only has five tones in it, and I think that it is a japanese scale if I'm not mistaken. I could be wrong but i think it is! If I am mistaken about the japanese thing some one here should know!

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I think the Jap pentatonic is E, F, A, B, C. Thats always fun to screw around with too. Very exotic indeed.


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I'm pretty sure there that should be F# and D#.



That would change the sound alot.

To me it seems that the b2nd and the fact that there is no major or minor 3rd is what gives it it's distinctive sound.

Edited by hairballxavier, 03 April 2006 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:02 AM

its just a pentatonic !!!!

but because it contains at least one semitone , it is known as a hemitonic pentatonic whereas , pentatonics without semitones are anhemitonic pentatonics !!!

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE (noodle69 @ Apr 3 2006, 02:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
its just a pentatonic !!!!

but because it contains at least one semitone , it is known as a hemitonic pentatonic whereas , pentatonics without semitones are anhemitonic pentatonics !!!

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Ahhh I see, a hemitonic pentatonic. Whatever you call them, they are fun to screw around with.

Anyone know of any other cool hemitonic pentatonic scales?

So far tday been having much fun playing around with a 5 string altered tuning (E, A, E, A, A, 1st string broke) using this scale...

E, F, A, B, D,

And the one that One Who Rocks contributed...

E, F#, A, B, D#

And that Jap scale...

E, F, A, B, C.

It sounds pretty cool alternating between melodies from these 3 scales while droning some E's


Also, does anyone know the "official" names of these scales? Do they even have names?

Edited by hairballxavier, 03 April 2006 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2006 - 07:24 AM

anything that contains 5 notes and has at least one semitone step to the next is a hemtitinoc pentatonic !
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:29 PM

I realize that they are all classified as hemitonic pentatonic scales, What I was wondering is if anyone knows the names of the individual scales. Or if they even have names.

I mean the one hemitronic pentatonic scale (E, F, A, B, C) I've heard referred to as the Japanese scale, but what about the other two?

It's not like I just invented that E, F, A, B, D scale, I'm sure it must have a name.



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