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Recently someone asked about some lesson pages that were posted last month in the "Single-Note Soloing" and "Chord Studies" sections relating to “8-note Dominant Scales” as Ted called them.

They asked:

I see a reference to the “8-note dominant scales” in the February Newsletter, and then the remark “also known as the altered dominant scale.”  Back in the day the 8-note scales were the “whole-half” or “half-whole” scales, while the “altered dominant scale” was the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale….wasn't it?  I know there are strong similarities note-wise, but are people referring to the two as “altered dominant,” or am I misremembering?

This is a very good question.  When I was working on those “8-note Dom. Scales” pages by Ted I had to do some research.

According to Ted’s SNS Vol. I (p. 94-95) here is a listing of the “Altered Dominant Scales” Types 1-3:

Type 1:            1, b2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7

Type 2:            1, b2, 3, 4, 5, b6 (#5), b7

Type 3:            1, b2, b3 (#9), 3, 5, b6 (#5), b7

And listed in his SNS Vol. II (p. 123 and 127) here are the “Altered Dominant Scales” Types 4-5:

Type 4:            1, b2, b3 (#9), 3, #4, 5, 6, b7                      (8 notes)

Type 5:            1, b2, b3 (#9), 3, b5 (#4), b6 (#5), b7          (7 notes)

So there are many types of “Altered Dominant” scales, and the 8-note or (1/2-whole) is just one of them that Ted called “Type 4.”

There are other books and teachings that use other terminology for altered dominant scales, but since we’re discussing Ted’s approach we’ll use his definitions.

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding or error I may have made in the presentation of Ted's lessons.

 


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I decided to contribute something back and was teaching someone about scales today so I made this in Finale. I hope it's okay to post. If anyone wants the Finale file, just let me know. I have others as well.

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/guitar-luver/Altered+Dominant+Scales.pdf

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I would love to get the Finale files, but I am working with an older version.  Which version were these created with?  Thanks!
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I am using 2014.5, but i can save as musicxml I think.


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I am still using 2004 on a desktop and 2008 on a laptop.  You can also save them a MID.
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Here are all formats. I can't attach them so they are on my S3 drive.

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/guitar-luver/Altered+Dominant+Scales.mid
https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/guitar-luver/Altered+Dominant+Scales.musx
https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/guitar-luver/Altered+Dominant+Scales.xml

I hope that helps.

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I was able to load the MIDI file into Finale 2004 as expected.  Thanks for sharing!
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You're Welcome


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