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spanish scales/chords

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StevenQ  
30 Jun 2007 18:13 | Quote
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Can anyone show me some good spanish scales and spanish like chords. I'm not sure where i could find them. And i'd like to play them in the key of A. thanks.
iqo_riffai  
6 Oct 2007 13:54 | Quote
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spanish lets c,,,this is a bit tough but ill try 2 make it as clear as i can: u have 2 combine 2 scales A natrual minor nd A harmonic minor if u knw ur A natural minor (or C major) scale jst add a G# 2 it this makes it an A harmonic,,,nd the chords u gota use r according 2 the progressions of these 2 scales nd ill give em 2 u..
Am natural:Am,Bdim,C,Dm,E,F,G
Am harmonic:Am,Bdim,Caug,Dm,E,F,G#dim

nd heres a bonus 4 ya bud its a chord progression called "the andalusian cadence" its: i-bIIV-bIV-V in the key of A thats:Am-G-F-E
playing it reverced also sounds gr8 hope that ive helped...
Afro_Raven  
7 Oct 2007 10:06 | Quote
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Well, I can honestly say that I have NEVER heard of using a combined natural/harmonic minor scale in spanish music! I would like to try out that andalusian cadence - sounds interesting.
The most common scale used by spanish guitarists to give that weird, mystic-type sound is the phrygian mode - put it into the 'guitar scales' part of this site.
If you want the song to be in the key of A, you will need to play the C# Phrygian scale. However, if you want the scale to have the ROOT NOTE of A, then just go ahead and use A. If you are confused about why there is a difference between the KEY note and the ROOT NOTE check out my lesson 'MODES AND HOW TO USE THEM' in the 'lessons' part of this site.
As far as finding chords for the phrygian mode goes, use the 'scales to chords' tool on this site.

Hope all that helps!

Afro
iqo_riffai  
7 Oct 2007 13:51 | Quote
France
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dude wat i meant in combinin scales is 2 use both nd btw A natural minor scale nd E phygian r exactley the same nd A harmonic minor nd E spanish gypsy r the same 2 lots of scales overlap...
but my idea is wat makes A harmonic nd A natural different is the G# in harmonic nd G in natural nd that gives an interesting sound as if ur playin one scale with these notes:A,B,C,D,E,F,G,G# try using em...
Afro_Raven  
8 Oct 2007 06:53 | Quote
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OK, maybe you might wanna read my post again. I never at any point mention the E phrygian mode, because as you say it is in the same key as A minor.
I know what you mean by combining scales - I said that it was just not common practice to combine scales, in spanish music the main scale is the phrygian mode, not a combination of natural/harmonic minor.

Afro
Guitarslinger124  
8 Oct 2007 10:33 | Quote
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@iqo_riffai....i agree with you man...you think like me...you see, while neither of you are wrong, you're just taking two different aproaches to the music....and thats what i like to see...


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