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diminished Things

Discussion in 'Music Theory [DB]' started by Gawpatron, Apr 18, 2006.


  1. Gawpatron

    Gawpatron

    Apr 18, 2006
    Southampton UK
    Any good ways of getting round theses chords other than just playing chord tones? walking basslines that is...
     
  2. jazzbassnerd

    jazzbassnerd

    Aug 26, 2002
    Fully diminished chords I'm assuming. You can use the whole/half octatonic (pardon the redundancy) scale.
     
  3. Gawpatron

    Gawpatron

    Apr 18, 2006
    Southampton UK
    ok, if you have a Bdim (B, D, F, G#) does the w/half go like
    (B, C#, D, E, F, G#, A, C, B)

    or is it?
    (B, C, D, D#, F, F#, G#, A, B)

    both fit. Does anyone know any examples where this happens in a walking bassline, i'd like to listen to it.
     
  4. droo

    droo

    Nov 1, 2004
    Oxfordshire, UK
    It starts (ascending) with a whole tone interval, then half tone, whole tone etc
    so the one in B would be
    B, C#, D, E, F, G, G#, A#, B

    Also bear in mind that some diminished chords are just V7b9 chords in disguise...
    But generally the W/H diminished scale is the one to play.

    EDIT: check the thread further down the page: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=240887
    and listen to what Chris F has to say on it :)
     
  5. Gawpatron

    Gawpatron

    Apr 18, 2006
    Southampton UK
    opps! I see my mistake! it's my dyslexia kicking in.
     
  6. droo

    droo

    Nov 1, 2004
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Arf! It's catching. I read your username as "Gaw Patron" - I presume it's more "Gawp At Ron"?
     
  7. Gawpatron

    Gawpatron

    Apr 18, 2006
    Southampton UK
    gawp-a-tron; automatic staring machine patent pending
     
  8. droo

    droo

    Nov 1, 2004
    Oxfordshire, UK
    I'll take twelve.

    :eek:
     

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