Can't Find The Right Scale!
manuh
Jan 20 2014, 11:50 PM
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hey!

ive played a lick over simple 3 chord-progression and got some 'mystical' sounding shit.. i checked out a online scale finder to look which scale im playing over this progression but i cant find a scale which contains this notes.

chords: C - D - E

lick: A - B - C# - F#


D |--------------16h11---------|-------|-------|----------------|
A |--16h12----12-------12s14L--|--14~--|--12---|----------------|
F |--------13------------------|-------|-------|----------------|
C |----------------------------|-------|-------|----------------|
G |----------------------------|-------|-------|----------------|
C |----------------------------|-------|-------|----------------|


--------------16h11---------|-------|-------|----------------||
--16h12----12-------12s14L--|--14~--|--12---|----------------||
--------13------------------|-------|-------|----------------||
----------------------------|-------|-------|----------------||
----------------------------|-------|-------|----------------||
----------------------------|-------|-------|----------------||


i tabbed it on guitar pro smile.gif

im not sure if my ear is playing a prank or if its okay to play this lick over the chord progression.

need help!! biggrin.gif big thanks!

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The Professor
Jan 20 2014, 11:54 PM
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Hey

It looks like a section of an A Lydian scale. So E major. It has some notes that would fit over these chords and others that will clash, like C# over C and D# over D. So that's what you are hearing, the tension from those notes over the chords.

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