So, if I haven't made it clear in my previous posts here on the listening room, I'm not a huge buff when it comes to music theory.
If that's not clear enough, then I'll put it this way: I'm not a huge buff when it comes to music theory.
Now that that's out of the way, I've started a piece using a scale I "invented" while playing a bit on the piano. I say "invented" with a huge emphasis on the quotation marks. Really, what really happened, was I ran into it while playing a bit of a theme. I created this theme and made a scale around it.
This is where the music theory comes in, I hate saying that I "invented" this scale, because I would be surprised if it has not been created before and, therefore, given a name. Here's a picture of the scale:
I really enjoy working with this scale. Though it sounds kind of awkward by itself, I've found it's pretty malleable when it comes to chord progressions I can make with it. It certainly has sort of a harmonic minor sound to it, but it's great for making major chord progressions, or a mix of major and minor chords.
I've written sort of a short intro (threw it together quickly, so don't expect much in the way of quality). It's about 38 seconds long, probably took you longer to read the description that it will to listen to this . The theme I used that led me to this scale is introduced by the oboe right at the beginning.
It seems when I originally posted these links, I had them referencing the wrong piece of music, which neither uses GPO nor this scale. I thought I had it corrected fairly quickly, but it seems that it got 8 plays yesterday, so my apologies . The links are corrected now, and should be good to go!
lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8864044&q=lo
hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8864044&q=hi
Though I plan on expanding on this at some time (perhaps modifying what I've written so far) currently, I just have it named as "Short Intro" because...well...that's what it is!
Anyways, would love to hear what you guys have to say about the scale, if you know where it comes from, it'd be great to know!