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So...tri-tones

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bass555, May 10, 2005.


  1. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Totally agreed, I also love the sound of the 6th and the flat third in the Dorian scale, it has a "cool" sound to it that the regular minor pentatonic is lacking. I know not everyone likes video game music, but check out this song:

    http://208.49.149.120/files/jukebox/shock1/%5BGreg%20Lo%20Piccolo,%20Tim%20Ries%5D%20-%20Shock%201%20-%20The%20Reactor%20(Mac%20Mix).mp3

    The distorted "guitar riff" at the end is one of the coolest riffs know, probably because it has a consecutive Dorian 6th and 3rd.

    Filter's awesome "Hey Man, Nice Shot" riff is Dorian, too, although it doesn't have a consecutive 3rd and 6th.

    Aw, crap, I was wrong. The song I posted doesn't have a tritone, it has the flat 7th and the 3rd played consecutively, so it's a regular fifth. Still sounds cool, though.
     
  2. But that's way in the past. Times have changed. Back then the Earth was flat everywhere, instead of the guitar player.

    Randy :eek:
     
  3. I think I'd agree with the general sentiment of the tri-tone that it sucks when used against the respective root, but is awesome when played modally as in the above or like for me when I play the locrian mode over the 2nd of the scale. Or rather, when I play the a maj chord following the 2nd of a progression.

    by Pklima

    +1 I know exactly what you mean, especially for beginning players.
     
  4. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass

    Dec 26, 2004
    can somebody explain this

    like root, steps till next note in scale, steps till last note in scale,
     
  5. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    Sorry what?
    A tritone is the only symmetrical interval (same interval going up or down)
    Whereas an ascending major 3rd is a descending minor 6th and so fourth.
    A tritone is a sharp 4 or a flat 5.

    If that isn't what you're asking then I'm confused.
     
  6. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    Indeed. Like Pacman said, there are some good threads on tritone substitution in GI. Very useful to anyone playing in a jazz context.
     

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