Lesson 85: The Alt Scale
The Alt Scale
The alt scale is also known as the diminished/whole-tone scale and the super-locrian mode. You can also think melodic minor ( jazz minor) from a half step above or lydian b7 ( overtone) from the tritone. This is a G alt scale:
Harmony ( Ab Melodic Minor Scale Harmony)
The following triads can be found inside the G alt scale:
How about seventh chords, then? The following seventh chords can be found inside the G alt scale:
Wait, there's even more! The following chords can also be found inside the G alt scale:
The most important are:
The Dominant Pentatonic Scale
There's even more to the alt scale! Inside the g alt scale can be found a dominant pentatonic scale:
The dominant pentatonic scale comes in two flavors. The first type, starting on Ab, can be played over a G7alt chord and the second type, starting on Db, can be played over a Db7(9,#11) chord!
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