HEXATONIC SCALES AND THEIR ASSOCIATED CHORDS. The Hexatonic scales are those having 6 notes. Next, the two most important types of hexatonic . Hexatonic scale, also called six-note scale or six-tone scale, musical scale containing six different tones within an octave. Using the syllables ut, re, me, fa, sol. Hexatonic Scales. The only common Hexatonic (6-note) scales we find in modern western music are the blues scale and the “whole tone scale.” Both of these.

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Celtic music is strongly dominated by a single melody, which is often mostly pentatonic but adds in the remaining diatonic notes occasionally.

Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Seriesp. Similarly, the minor hexatonic scale is made from a minor scale and removing the sixth note, e. Major and minor chords Email Required, but never shown. Since also has six notes it is also, by definition hexatonic. The Major Blues scale is built on the flatted third scale degree 3. The Major Blues Scale, being hexatonic, has six notes: The Poem of Fire.

Hexatonic Scales: Guitar Theory Guide

Intervals and the harmonic wheel 5. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dekkadeci then you clearly haven’t heard this version yet! I know plenty of jazz musicians who’d balk at that. This is not a mode of the Hexatonic Major heaxtonic When we say a scale is Hexatonicon guitar or any other instrument, we are simply saying the scale has six, and only six different notes.


But it’s usually limited to short motifs: Do you know any pieces that use this scale? This article will not discuss the modern Jazz practice of constructing Hexatonic scales more or less on the fly by stacking triads. Especially folk melodies, early music or classical compositions. As a quick reminder, the Major Blues and Minor Blues are modes of one another, the Hexatonic Minor and Hexatonoc Major are not related modally, they are just the most common Minor or Major hexatonic scales outside the Minor Blues scale and Major Blues scale.

They can be easily described by the addition of two triads a tone apart, e.

I first heard of it as a teenager when I read about it in an article in a Guitar Magazine. I’d never looked at the sheet music before, only listened. Retrieved Jun 2, The Athole Highlanders L: Views Read Edit View history. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, hexwtonic your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

And, particularly, in improvisation techniques. Since the most common type of chord is major we can shorten the name uexatonic G Major chord to just G chord.

The Hexatonic Scales based on A on folk tune finder

It should also perhaps be mentioned that the hexatonic scale derived from a chain of perfect fifths is probably not often found, because Pythagorean thirds sound so bad. Thus the international standard pitch A above scalles C vibrates at hertz cycles per second ; the octave above this A vibrates at hertz, while the octave below it…. But, unlike with the heptatonic scale, you do not have tritones anywhere. Due to the naming conventions, we must call it Major, as you cannot have a Dominant 7th chord or scale without a 7 being present.


Since blue notes are alternate inflections, strictly speaking there can be no one blues scale, hexxtonic but the scale most commonly called “the blues scale” sfales a hexayonic seventh blue note, a flatted third blue note, and a flatted fifth blue note along with other pitches derived from the minor pentatonic scale: If I want to avoid tritones in melody and harmony, this is a very good thing since it ensures that any random bunch of notes that my algorithm outputs is guaranteed to not contain a tritone.

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A hexatonic scalds can also be formed by stacking perfect fifths. Why is the hexatonic scale that can be derived via a chain of perfect fifths so little-known? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. You can think of it as the Pentatonic Major Scale plus a flatted third 3 scale degree.

Opera, a staged drama set to music in its entirety, made up of vocal pieces with instrumental accompaniment…. Or IS hexatonic little-known? But seriously, a lot of the beauty of harmony comes from the use of tritones in various forms.