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#1 Deranged


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Posted August 25 2014 - 06:26 AM

Whats your favorite scale and chord progression?

I like the ionian and mixolydian.

As far as chord progressions i like dominant and grungy sounding ones.

B minor is my favorite chord. For some reason it doesnt sound minor to me

My favorite key: g

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Posted August 25 2014 - 07:11 AM

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Posted August 25 2014 - 07:57 AM

I rarely use it for my music but I always enjoy playing a harmonic minor scale.

Em is probably my favorite key to play in, maybe because It's the first I learned.

My favorite chord is probably the "Hendrix chord" E7 #9



#4 Deranged


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Posted August 25 2014 - 04:07 PM

Harmonic minor is pretty neat

#5 Wizardofodd


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Posted August 25 2014 - 04:59 PM

I don't really have a specific favorite scale or chord. I guess it just depends on the music but I'd say I like more jazzy stuff the most. 

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Posted September 12 2014 - 06:24 AM

Harmonic minor, here, too.

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Posted October 26 2014 - 09:57 AM

My money is with the Lydian scale. 


Fav chord progression, pretty much any Radiohead song. Jigsaw Falling into Place is a good ex.

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#8 RestlessRalph


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Posted October 30 2014 - 09:43 AM

I like the whole tone scale a lot for it's kind of mystic ambiguity (too lazy to google that one, so maybe i wrote it in a wrong way, bear with me) and it always reminds me of good old mussorgsky. I also like the stacked triads to the two wt-scales, but my favourite is maybe the lament bass or the descending flamenco bass (with the right chords above the bassline of course). The Giant Steps Changes are also very very tasty, but i couldn't care to wrap my head around these composition-wise or intrumentally. Being a drummer i tend to focus on different things as of yet :)


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Posted October 30 2014 - 10:10 AM

I absolutely love anything by Tchaikovsky. @ about 2:43 is one of my favorite parts.



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Posted November 03 2014 - 11:54 AM

Ionian, Mixolydian and Lydian or just modes of the Major scale! Same notes just starting in a different position on a different note. My favorite scale to use is which ever one makes the most sense for the progression I am playing over at the time. Don't have a favorite key, because I can play over all of them equally.

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