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"The Devils Scale"

I was wondweing if any of you know exactly what the Devils scale is. I've heard Slayer refer to it a number of times and they claim to use it in most of their songs. I'm familiar with the "Devils Interval" or "Tritone" Which is actually an augmented fourth:

I----------------------
I----------------------
I----------------------
I--------8-------------
I----7-----------ect--
I----------------------

But I've never actually seen a "Devil Scale" pattern. Anybody???
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Re: "The Devils Scale"

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I was wondweing if any of you know exactly what the Devils scale is. I've heard Slayer refer to it a number of times and they claim to use it in most of their songs. I'm familiar with the "Devils Interval" or "Tritone" Which is actually an augmented fourth:

I----------------------
I----------------------
I----------------------
I--------8-------------
I----7-----------ect--
I----------------------

But I've never actually seen a "Devil Scale" pattern. Anybody???


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I---------------------------666---------
I---------------------666---------------
I--------------666----------------------
I-------666-----------------------------
I-666-----------------------------------

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Re: Re: "The Devils Scale"

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IT GOES LIKE THIS

DEVIL'S SCALE
I---------------------------------666---
I---------------------------666---------
I---------------------666---------------
I--------------666----------------------
I-------666-----------------------------
I-666-----------------------------------

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I COULDN'T RESIST TO DO IT...
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lol... Just fucking brilliant! But no, it doesn't help.
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perhaps it is only some tritones played after another, like this:
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|---------12----|
|-------10------|
|-----9---------|
|---8-----------|
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perhaps it is only some tritones played after another, like this:
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|-----------13--|
|---------12----|
|-------10------|
|-----9---------|
|---8-----------|
|-7-------------|


No, it has a scale pattern but with the "devils interval"


Fourth:
|---8-----------|
|-7-------------|

I think... Unless there is some wierd scale out there. I can't find one on line though.
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Nah, man, youre talking about what Kerry said in the "War at the Warfield" DVD
Its just a joke, there are plenty of scales that Slayer use that sound evil, but there is no "Devil's scale" He's just fucking with you
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No, it has a scale pattern but with the "devils interval"


Fourth:
|---8-----------|
|-7-------------|

I think... Unless there is some wierd scale out there. I can't find one on line though.



there's a bunch of scales with a tritone in it....the Lydian mode for example, and that's not very evil sounding
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Nah, man, youre talking about what Kerry said in the "War at the Warfield" DVD
Its just a joke, there are plenty of scales that Slayer use that sound evil, but there is no "Devil's scale" He's just fucking with you

can you tell us soem of the evil sounding ones?
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ErDiablo is right. There is no official scale called "The Devil's Scale". They are probably refering to (infact they most defeatly are) the harmonic minor/major scales which always have a "evilish" sound to them.
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ErDiablo is right. There is no official scale called "The Devil's Scale". They are probably refering to (infact they most defeatly are) the harmonic minor/major scales which always have a "evilish" sound to them.


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Nah, man, youre talking about what Kerry said in the "War at the Warfield" DVD
Its just a joke, there are plenty of scales that Slayer use that sound evil, but there is no "Devil's scale" He's just fucking with you


Actually, I first heard of it in the Seasons in the Abyss authentic tab book were Kerry Kings guitar teacher makes mention to it. I know that such a note, and or scale exist because there is a record of it. The Church would prosecute poeple for playing the note and sentence them to burn for witchcraft. I did see the DVD too. I'm actually in it. You can see my scream along with the first chorus of Seasons in the Abyss. Fucking blew me away when I first saw myself on there.
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I would have to disagree with you on that Inverted. As there is NO official scale name "The Devil's Scale" (because scales always take on a musical or greek name to them). "The Devil's Scale" is just a nickname for the scale. I had heard that story of the church for biding a certain scale because of its evil sound. Most defenatly in the Harmonic family (if anyone could do some research and actually find the name of it, that would be cool).

Thats pretty awesome that your in the DVD! I would have been waaay stoked to be on the DVD. Do they zoom in on you directly?


P.S. I woudn't take advice from Kerry King's guitar teacher (as of in my opinion, Kerry isn't a good guitarist technical wise and he represents his teacher.)
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Actually, I first heard of it in the Seasons in the Abyss authentic tab book were Kerry Kings guitar teacher makes mention to it. I know that such a note, and or scale exist because there is a record of it. The Church would prosecute poeple for playing the note and sentence them to burn for witchcraft..


Ahh yes, i remember, but what he was referring to was not a scale, it was the tritone chord shape (root/flat 5th) I believe he mentioned it in one of his Guitar World columns, but I can't remember which one, He said that the church used to refer to this chord as.............DIABOLUS IN MUSICA!!!!!!! Isn't that neat???

Anyways, Check out these most definetly evil scales ( I wont post them because I believe they can be found under the "scales/sweeps" sticky. I might be wrong but if you really want me to post them, ask again)

Natural Minor(aka Aeolian mode), Harmonic Minor (most evil of all), Phrygian mode(my personal favorite), and if you want to start soloing with any of these, I suggest you learn the Minor Pentatonic first

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Ahh yes, i remember, but what he was referring to was not a scale, it was the tritone chord shape (root/flat 5th) I believe he mentioned it in one of his Guitar World columns, but I can't remember which one, He said that the church used to refer to this chord as.............DIABOLUS IN MUSICA!!!!!!! Isn't that neat???

Anyways, Check out these most definetly evil scales ( I wont post them because I believe they can be found under the "scales/sweeps" sticky. I might be wrong but if you really want me to post them, ask again)

Natural Minor(aka Aeolian mode), Harmonic Minor (most evil of all), Phrygian mode(my personal favorite), and if you want to start soloing with any of these, I suggest you learn the Minor Pentatonic first


Thanks for the tips. But I already know all of my Minor, Harmonic Minor, Lydian, Phrigian, Dorian, ect... Oh and (last but not least) Pentatonic. I don't play in any Major scales though. I'm more into exotic scales. Like Chuck Schuldiners style. And with all of these exotic scale, I thought that maybe the was some long forgotten scale called the "Devils Scale." I guess my question is answered. No... But The "Devils Note" otherwise know as the "Tritone" which is actually an augmented fourth (not a fifth) does exist.

Here is an example:

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No... But The "Devils Note" otherwise know as the "Tritone" which is actually an augmented fourth (not a fifth) does exist.


Yes, but a Flatted 5th is the same as an augmented 4th, right?
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Yes, but a Flatted 5th is the same as an augmented 4th, right?


Technically speaking, yes. I guess it all depends on what you're playing... It makes a big difference in the scale even though the note itself is the same.
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Yes, but a Flatted 5th is the same as an augmented 4th, right?


The difference between an augmented fourth and a diminished fifth is how the altered note effects the scale that it is applied to.The note ends up being the same when you compare the two however so i can see how you may think that.
Heres an example:

Take the E natural minor scale...
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-----------------------7-9-----------
-------------7-9-10-----------------
---7-9-10---------------------------
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If you where to alter the scale using an augmented fourth it would look like this:

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-----------------------7-9----------
-------------8-9-10----------------
---7-9-10--------------------------
-------------------------------------

as you can see, the augmented fourth produces chromatic notes on the d string.
Now here is the E minor scale with a diminished fifth:

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-----------------------7-9-----------
-------------7-8-10-----------------
---7-9-10---------------------------
--------------------------------------

If you play these altered scales you can clearly tell the difference between the way that they alter there parent scale.

you will also notice that they are the same note,(A#), so you are correct in saying so.

I have heard of the "devils scale," and i am positive that it exists, but scales almost always have more than one name and i doubt that most teachers would refer to that particular scale as the devils scale. If the devils scale is based on the augmented fourth therefore it would be the fingering pattern in example 2.

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Same here

I've heard of the Devils Scale but never seen it...or heard it...

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maybe you're refering to this one (the diminished scale):

---15-12--------------------------------------
------------14----------------------------------
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Ahh yes, i remember, but what he was referring to was not a scale, it was the tritone chord shape (root/flat 5th) I believe he mentioned it in one of his Guitar World columns, but I can't remember which one, He said that the church used to refer to this chord as.............DIABOLUS IN MUSICA!!!!!!! Isn't that neat???

Anyways, Check out these most definetly evil scales ( I wont post them because I believe they can be found under the "scales/sweeps" sticky. I might be wrong but if you really want me to post them, ask again)

Natural Minor(aka Aeolian mode), Harmonic Minor (most evil of all), Phrygian mode(my personal favorite), and if you want to start soloing with any of these, I suggest you learn the Minor Pentatonic first


Why don't you try Locrian? it has the flat5 on it (1,b2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7)sounds evil to me...

or try it like in a Harmonic (1,b2,b3,4,b5,6,b7)it's probably more evil because of the sixth tone as in a diminished scale.
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