Whole Tone, Dorian Flat 2 Minor?, what scales?
Jan 21 2014, 09:02 PM
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I am starting on writing this progressive song in 5/4. I have two examples here to illustrate.

Ex 1 is the original. The key is Dm. I think I am using the Whole Tone at the end, but it seems to be in D#m. I looked at the Dorian Flat 2 Minor Mode and it seems to be the right notes, but the root doesn't seem to fit. I don't know what to play at the end. I want that kind of sound, just not sure what scale I am using.

Ex 2 is actually seeming to be closer to the Whole Tone while staying in the key of Dm, but it doesn't retain the tension. I don't want it to resolve yet, just like I had in Ex 1; however, I also don't want to switch from D to D#, and then D again a few bars later. So which example is "right," or are either of them right? I want tension at the end and I will finish the "thought" continuing on.

Also, what scale am I using in the beginning?


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