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What kind of Scales does Tool use?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by MadPink, Dec 17, 2001.


  1. Im just wondering what scales Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones use in their songs.
     
  2. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I know they rely heavily on the Phyrgian mode. Which is a standard minor scale with a flatted 2nd. (Also used a lot in Mexican and Latin music)

    Here it is in the key of D. (Which would be part of the Bb major scale)

    G--------------------------5---7--
    D-------------5---7---8-----------
    A---5--6--8----------------------
    E---------------------------------

    oops, had my 8th degree one fret off.