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Old 2006-04-29, 04:33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalThrashingMad
Coool

Yeah I'd say that this scale competes with Japenese Pentatonic as far as weird intervals.


And Japanese scales (like Japanese a. and it's modes), have what I perceive as 'stacked' intervals.
There's usually the same frets recurring on successive strings.

For example, the Iwato, third mode of Japanese a. or the 'K' scale. I'll do it on 7 strings to prove my point.

Code:
[------------------------0-1-5~] [--------------------0-1-------] [------------------2-----------] [--------------2-3-------------] [--------0-2-3-----------------] [----0-1-----------------------] [0-1---------------------------]


You see?

BUT!....

NONE compete with the Nonatonic for shape complexity!
You need a set of four dexterous fingers and a very visual grip of the fretboard.

Code:
[-------------------] [-------------------] [-------------------] [-----------------1-] [---------1-2-3-4---] [0-2-3-4------------]


I once sat trying to work out all eight of its modes but I screwed up the fifth and scrapped the lot.
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