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Scales

2012-02-26 21:07:24 by kaiser185
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I've always loved how musicians uses a different scales to compose their music, it gives their music a pleasant variation and allows their music to evolve and to change, to express different feelings and to evoke different thoughts.

As a musician one must ask oneself what scale to use, and for some the answers are usually quite obvious, but for me this is a question that leaves me dumbfounded as I never know which scale to use and I always end up going back to my beloved Aeolian mode/scale on C, after all it is the only one I know, yet it leaves me with a feeling of hopelessness since I really can't use any other scale.

But I've broken this horrible trend, and I've finally found another scale which I feel comfortable using, the Mixolydian Scale, a truly wonderful scale, which allows me to change the overall feel of my new songs.

And I stumbled upon it almost by accident, I composed a short piano piece, 4 bars, and noticed that it wasn't fitting in the aeolian mode in C, so I decided to move the notes so that they would conform to my old scale, but as it turned out it didn't sound as good, so I ended up looking up scales to see in what scale I had made my little piano piece, and as it turns out it was in the mixolydian scale.

Pleasantly surprised by my new discovery I proceeded to flesh out the piano piece into a complete song, which is currently a work in progress. I hope to be able to finish it soon.

In any case I just felt like getting this off my chest, and I've finally admitted to myself how stubborn and resistant to change I am, which in any case must be for good.

I also have a question for you, and I'd love to hear from you, so here it goes:
What scale do you use the most and why? Or if you only use one, why?

-Thanks for reading,
K


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