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dominant scale

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simon73  
30 Jul 2008 20:28 | Quote
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can someone give me a very basic theory behind the dominant scale and can it be used over the minor scales?

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telecrater  
30 Jul 2008 20:47 | Quote
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I think the dominate scale has a flat 7th. weather it can be used with minor scales I have no idas I'm still working on mastering the major and minors.
Guard  
31 Jul 2008 03:37 | Quote
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If you mean minor scales over dominant chords? yes it can be done...i prefer a mixolydian over a dominant chord because of the flat 7th...try it see what you think!!!! ie C mixolydian over c7...there`s your minor right there d minor scale!!!..oh yeah try the C Dominant arpeggios over the C7 too they rock....
simon73  
31 Jul 2008 06:08 | Quote
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thank you both

Simon
foogered  
31 Jul 2008 08:06 | Quote
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Actually, the Mixolydian mode IS the dominant scale. Both have a flatted 7th. I tend to use Mixolydian (Dominant) primarily for major. For minor, I'd suggest the Dorian mode. It's the minor scale with a raised 6th.
Littlewing  
1 Oct 2008 16:54 | Quote
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Well, in theory, say you have an Am7. You can use a G mixolydian I suppose because its a relative mode of C major which is the relative major of A aeolian.
JazzMaverick  
2 Oct 2008 04:14 | Quote
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Yeah, the dominant is Mixolydian. The minor scale (6th position) is right next to the mixolydian (5th position). So yeah, you can play the minor over it.
Littlewing  
3 Oct 2008 16:17 | Quote
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Exactly, it would probably give it a minor 7th sound considering its the b7 of the Am scale.


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