What scale is this

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Intrepid, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    I play on my piano alot and do improv solos by myself and one day I was messing around in the key of F#(6 sharps) and I hit a G and it sounded great. My question is why did it sound good. Is it part of some mode I don't know about?
  2. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Crap nm....found out that its the phyrigian mode...sounds awesome
  3. Chris_IST


    Oct 23, 2001
    That mode is used a lot in metal. :)
    It is pretty cool,
  4. Actually, it's not a Phrygian mode, Phrygian has a min3 and min6.

    One reason it sounds good though is probably because your used to hearing those intervals in relation to the relative minor, (in this case D#). Frequently "bluesy" sounding riffs will include the maj3 in a minor scale or riff, (think of the openning riff of Daytripper). In this case what your viewing as a R,b2,maj3, p4 of the F#major could also be heard as the min3, maj3, p5 and min6 of D#.

    Just one possible explanation. Hope it helps,
  5. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Thanks all for answering the question