With all the scales available I find it difficult to believe this hasn't been identified - maybe it's hidden as a mode in some esoteric eastern scale.I think it will be quite hard to find a 9 note scale. When I entered a scale based on C (C D Eb E F G Ab B C) Google wanted to drop the E note. No luck so far!
My provocation puts me in a win win situation...if no one can properly ID that scale I get my scale (in my head at least) - but expect the "I know better" poster coming with some detailed info - that way we'll know better - (myself included).If you think about it, there could be thousands of scales with no names. But I like the idea of the Zannad scale.
Look...right now (until it lasts), I have my own scale - if you can't kill it, just put up with it (will ya?).Do the scales drop from one's eyes?
Did not mean to wind you up Zannyboy and don't sit on my knee either.
Can I claim the Scales of Justice, please?
Easy: half step up, whole step down.Find the steps for the Scale of Justice and you are up and running (as long as these aren't in other known scales).
Still, none is challenging my steps....
Easy: half step up, whole step down.
The Scale of Economy is whole steps down
The Idiotic scale is up, up, up: let's have fun!
Since you are getting serious....The Harmonic Major is gaining more and more relevance - surely, isn't as established as the Harmonic Minor...but we can see some real gains in having the 2 fused together - by just adding 1 tone.
Since you are getting serious....
Harmonic major is quite common since Mozart (at least), It simply hasn't been formalized in schools.
And now the info that will change your life:
On the zannad scale, you have a chromatic passage; if the strong note is the m3, it is a minor harmonic with an approach on the 4th. If the strong note is the M3, it is a major harmonic with an approach on the M3.
Next step is the scale that was named "viral scale" by a friend in 1992.... 14 notes in an octave.... it is consonant.... It can be any known mode....
In this case, I would view the m3 as a passing note, just as I would with the same note in a major blues scale. It can act as an approach or neighbour note also. There is nothing wrong about "adapting" existing scales by adding passing notes, e.g. the now famous bebop scale(s) which evolved by merely adding a passing note that helped the scales to be used in a jazz line which consisted of a scale or scale fragment and allowed the chord tones to fall on a strong beat. A very useful scale.If the strong note is the M3 the m3 doesn't lead to anything in particular (especially if played just after the M3) - let's say that the chord structure or the bass line is relevant in this case and both minor and major chords can be met swiftly by any scale/mode which incorporates the m3 and M3.
The concept behind the viral scale is the dear old http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bebop_scaleIf the strong note is the M3 the m3 doesn't lead to anything in particular (especially if played just after the M3) - let's say that the chord structure or the bass line is relevant in this case and both minor and major chords can be met swiftly by any scale/mode which incorporates the m3 and M3.
I guess this Viral scale made of 14 tones incorporated 2 variants of 3M and 3m, am I right? The shifty 3rds would help readdressing some problems related to the use of the equal temperament (practical music) and the natural overtone series (real music).
To master the chromatic scale we need light fastening brains and to own one of those JS saxes we need big bucks - it's better to make the most of what we have - after all, cheap musical instruments and 5 tones scales have entertained humanity for centuries...If we returned to the Grand Clef and abandoned scales, all you need to be is be a good sight reader.
Add to this all teachers WOULD have to teach is the full chromatic range of the instrument, grammar and timing.
Just to wind our Kentish friend up, abandon the Böhm and adopt the Jim Schmidt fingering system.
Now doesn't the World look a better place.;}