Which scale is this song?

Chords, scales, harmony, melody, etc.
Funkaroma
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157 posts since 20 Dec, 2018

Post Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:33 pm

Hi guys,

I’m still a bit of a beginner in music and I wonder which scale is used in this particular song. I was thinking of a regular minor scale, but I’m not sure. It’s the kind of vibe I want to have in my own music, so if anyone could help me out with this one I would appreciate it.

https://open.spotify.com/track/1EbIalBJ1giUFXaZ23d7nw?si=HHeKUXIRQSiJOunLBwwy4g

https://youtu.be/5N1OX319f9o

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Chris Walton
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Re: Which scale is this song?

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:55 pm

It doesn't seem to me like it necessarily fits into one single diatonic scale. Fundamentally, it appears to be based on B Aeolian, though there are quite a few modulations and "off notes" thrown in there (the flat 5 most prominently).
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525 posts since 24 Jul, 2008 from a small city in a small country in the antipodes

Re: Which scale is this song?

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:03 pm

(edited) I posted something but changed my mind!
Last edited by someone called simon on Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Which scale is this song?

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:28 pm

B minor

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KVRian
525 posts since 24 Jul, 2008 from a small city in a small country in the antipodes

Re: Which scale is this song?

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:39 pm

(edited or deleted or something)

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