Flat 9 Scale?
Guitar Players, HELP
I came across the "Flat 9" scale, based on the harmonic minor, recently. I like the "gypsy" sound of it, but am having a hard time understanding it.
I believe it starts on the 5 of the harmonic scale and the formula is: Root, flat 9, 3, 4, 5 flat 6, and 7.
When I see it played in Cm, it is: G, Ab, B, D, F, G. Aren't we missing a note somewhere?
QUESTION: Where is 'C'? Isn't that the 4? Is that the missing note? Why is that not played, if it's in the formula?
QUESTION: What is "5 flat 6"? Is that the 'D'? How does the formula variable '5 flat 6' get me to a 'D' here? I don't understand that variable.
Posted 7 months ago by Mark Puetz