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Fiddle Lessons: Scales You'll Use: Minor 7 Flats

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[MUSIC]
Okay, minor sound of the flat five scale.
We've talked about those five qualities,
chord qualities,
the minor sound flat five is a minor
chord.
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With a flat five, and a flat seven.
[MUSIC]
Very Debussyesque.
Very French sounding.
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You can almost hear the flutes going.
All right.
This is a usually important scale and
chord for jazz also.
And so, let's look at that.
That is five goes with the Locrian mode,
remember that last mode it, and than
that's a tricky mode.
It starts with-
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And then we have a half-step.
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And then, whole step.
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Now.
Okay we can remember now we can identify
that Locrian mode by saying,
okay well it's the next to last mode in
the major scale, right?
So we're building it off a major scale, so
if we see,
if we take like for instance an E Locrian.
[MUSIC]
That is,
also happens to be in F, right, just a
half step away up.
So we drop down for the Locrian and we
drop down a half step.
But if we go up a half step, then we have
a major scale.
So it's really not that crazy.
If we thing, you know, well E Locrian.
[MUSIC]
I just played an E Locrian but
I, I just put the F in to make it sound
like an F major scale, right?
[MUSIC]
And we say E Locrian starting on E.
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So that is a good scale to practice.
And we can always, you know, learning to
hear that is a tough one.
You know, it takes a little longer.
But we're gonna be using that scale a lot
when we're playing jazz.
And remember, it's just a slice out of a
major scale.
So, we can always go, if we're having
trouble hearing that,
we just go up a half step from where we
start.
And play the major scale.
When you hear that, get identified into
where the fingers go and
then move back down a half step and then
play it,
basing you know, just getting your hearing
focused on that.
So that's our Locrian minor 7, flat 5
scale.
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