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Old 2006-04-15, 05:40
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Six Tone Symmetrical

I like those scales composed of symmetrical chords: specifically the Six Tone (or hexatonic) Symmetrical and the Octatonic Half-Whole, or Octatonic Symmetrical.

Hex' Sym' is just two Augmented chords with the roots a minor 2nd apart.

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[------------] [------------] [------------] [------------] [------0-3-4-] [0-1-4-------] Orange notes are chord roots. [------------------------------8--9--] [------------------------9--10-------] [------------------9--10-------------] [------------10-11-------------------] [------11-12-------------------------] [12-13-------------------------------]


It's feel is very Augmented, of course.

Oct' Sym' is Diminished (7th) with the roots " " " .

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[----------------] [----------------] [----------------] [--------------0-] [--------1-2-4---] [0-1-3-4---------] Bold notes are chord roots. [----------------------------------------6-7-9-10] [--------------------------------5-6-8-9---------] [------------------------3-4-6-7-----------------] [----------------2-3-5-6-------------------------] [--------1-2-4-5---------------------------------] [0-1-3-4-----------------------------------------]


The 'Half-Whole' it is sometimes called refers to its intervals; it is simply consistent of alternating intervals of a semitone then a wholetone. It's single mode is thus the Whole-Half scale. It is also called the Arabian (a.) scale and can be heard in some of the band Nile's music. The feel is Diminished.

As you can see, the scales form patterns on the fretboard and are easy to learn and use.

Hope this is of interest!
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Very interesting... Can you post a simple progression using augmented chords to work that hexatonic scale over for practice?
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Using a root of E, you could do.....




You could do:

Eaug - Fm - A - Ab sus4+5 (all triads)

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[------------] [------5--5--] [5--5--6--6--] [6--6--7--6--] [7--8--------] [------------]


There's not a lot you can do with symmetry-based scales. There's mainly for noodling and twiddling about in. I suppose you could, as the example above shows, do a lot of drone-style chording with it, because of the repeating idea. You can do a lot of chordwork with the Oct' Sym'. There are lots of inherent scales, and just because it has tons of tones.

With Six Tone, you could also do broken chordwork better, I mean look at those ones above. You need jazz chord fingers for that! I just came up with a riff that probably sounds good using them broken. I'm gonna use it on my forthcoming EP I think!

Post it if it sounds great!
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