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Flat 9 Scale?



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 6 months ago by Mark Puetz - 2 replies

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Oh! My former reply was in the fingerstyle group...


Reply posted 4 months ago by Marc Mony


Geee! What happened here? My former reply disappered!
I essentially wrote that you should probably read ยด5, flat6', since the scale must have 7 notes.


Reply posted 4 months ago by Marc Mony



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