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Bb C D E F Gb Ab

My wife needs the name of this scale to write a blurb about a new composition, asap. I helped her with a bunch of the scales/modes but this one stumped me.

...is it synthetic? It sounds cool...I think I'll shed it tonight.
 

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sinkdraiN said:
Bb C D E F Gb Ab

My wife needs the name of this scale to write a blurb about a new composition, asap. I helped her with a bunch of the scales/modes but this one stumped me.

...is it synthetic? It sounds cool...I think I'll shed it tonight.

Ahhhhh, that would be your classic Lydian b7b6 scale...
 

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Almost a lydian dominant...altered lydian dominant.
 

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Im not sure if there is a name for this scale. I'll look in the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns and see if I can find it. But it looks as if it will work great on a Bb9#4#5 chord. A good name may be a lydian dominant augmented scale.

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If i remember correctly, I think Aebersold's Scale Syllabus calls
Bb C D Eb F Gb Ab Bb a Hindu scale. So, Hindu #11?
 

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To me it's a Whole Tone Scale with one passing tone, the F.

Maybe call it a Whole Tone BeBop Scale.
 

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Is there a prize for the best answer? :D
 

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I'm with hgiles but would like to call it lydian dominant b6.
 

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Grumpie said:
I'm with hgiles but would like to call it lydian dominant b6.
Yeah, I don't recognize it as a commonly used scale. I just thought with the Gb (F#) with a Bb root gives it a sort of 'Altered' (with a capital A) sound.

Bb-D-F-Ab is a mixolydian/dominant implying chord

Bb-D-Gb-Ab is an 'Altered' implying chord.

The E impies a Lydian sound.

I say call it the sinkdraiN scale.
 

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Minor variation on paulbrodt's suggestion:
Maybe more useful is to think of it as a D whole tone scale with the "extra" note between 2 and 3. The b3 passing tone is pretty natural viewed in the context of a D7+ chord ( V+ ) in the key of G.
How about calling it D+7 with 9 and #9.
Is the maximum reduction of the accidentals required to explain a harmonic context the most correct?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam's_Razor
 

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gsaxman100 said:
"Quick...name this scale"

How about "Bob"?
I think the name Bob is too symetrical for this scale.:D
 
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