HEXATONIC SCALES AND THEIR ASSOCIATED CHORDS. The Hexatonic scales are those having 6 notes. Next, the two most important types of hexatonic . Hexatonic scale, also called six-note scale or six-tone scale, musical scale containing six different tones within an octave. Using the syllables ut, re, me, fa, sol. Hexatonic Scales. The only common Hexatonic (6-note) scales we find in modern western music are the blues scale and the “whole tone scale.” Both of these.

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All Blues Scale for Jazz Guitar: Dekkadeci then you clearly haven’t heard this version yet!

However, before I started reading in Wikipedia about hexatonic scales, the only hexatonic scale I had heard about was the whole-tone scale. Major Blues Scale Unlike the Major or Minor scale, which have functional meaning they sound good at least sometimes modes built on every note in the scale, the Blues Scale only has one functional mode, the Major Blues scale. This tendency to keep a lot to the major pentatonic as well as the Blues one, though that hrxatonic actually quite different has had a lot of influence on American Folk and through that on country, rock and pop music.

Retrieved from ” https: There is this semitone and you can get more scalew melodies out of it. I am also not including the Whole Tone scale. I know plenty of jazz musicians who’d balk at sclaes.

The premise isn’t really true, since such hexatonic scales are actually very common in folk and country music. I’d never looked at the sheet music before, only listened. The names of the degrees of the hexachord are ut, re, mi, fa, sol, and la also called solmization [ q. What I mean is the scale which has the following intervals between notes: Ludwig van Beethoven Q: The blues scale is a hexatonic scale, isn’t it? Most classic rock fans think of this as the Allman Brothers Scale.


Others have referred to it as the scqles chord”.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Due to the naming conventions, we must call it Major, as you cannot have a Dominant 7th chord or scale without a 7 being present. Unlike the Major or Minor scale, which have functional meaning they sound good at least sometimes modes built on hexaronic note in the scale, the Blues Scale only has one functional mode, the Major Blues scale.

Hexatonic scales, but mainly the Whole Tone scale, are widely used in modern music and jazz. But even classical music may use hexatonic scales, in particular sclaes going for a folky feel.

Sign up using Email and Password. But it is absolutely essential. Often called a Minor Thirdas this interval is found in the Natural Minor scale. A Whole Tone scale is composed by 6 sxales in intervals of one whole step. Intervals and the harmonic wheel 5. Liisi yeah, in country stuff like Oh Susanna it really is the go-to scale.

Hexatonic Scales: Guitar Theory Guide

But seriously, a lot of the beauty of harmony comes from the use of tritones in various forms. This scale is much more flexible and rich than the pentatonic scale. The pentatonic scale is also very well known and widely used in folk music in different parts of the world.

This too is dominated by melodies, but there is a fundamentally different approach. Music, art concerned with combining vocal or instrumental sounds for beauty of form or emotional expression,…. It is not the only six note minor scale, The Blues Scale is also minor and has six notes.


Major and minor chords C Augmented scale Due to the existing symmetry in this scale, 3 from its 6 notes can be considered the tonic: There was a problem with your submission.

Hexatonic scales and their associated chords

Although, just like those other two, it can be derived from a chain of perfect fifths. Does it have something to do with the fact that 5 and 7 are prime numbers while 6 is not? Due to the existing symmetry in this scale, any of its notes can be considered the tonic. Since the most common type of chord is major we can shorten the name of G Major chord to just G chord. So any scale with exactly six notes is Hexatonic by definition, but they are not all created equal!

Retrieved May 16, The Hexatonic scales are those having 6 notes. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. I’ve often wondered this myself. The one that can be generated with a chain of perfect fifths.

Dorian/Minor (6-gap, re/la) Hexatonic Scales

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. A Whole Tone scale has no consonant chords, but it contains every Augmented chord formed by considering any note of the scale as hexatobic root.

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