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Old 08-20-2010, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 'Haunting' scales and horror-theme - what a coinsidence

Hey!

As a guitarist for seven years, it wasn't up until now I figured out my first scale for a kind of horror-feel. Amazingly enough, after a couple of runs around the scale, I discovered that this scale is in fact the scale used by Synyster Gates in several of the Avenged Sevenfold tracks. A good example is the guitar duel and the solo in 'Afterlife'. Basically, the scale is like this.

E---|---------------8-10-12-13-15-17-18-20
B---|----------8-10------------------------
G---|---7-9-10-----------------------------

Say what you wanna say, but to me this is quite the big one. I've been playing around looking for that scale for a looong time, and suddenly did by slump.

And by the way; what scale is this anyway?

So; am I the only one to have discovered a scale out of pure coinsidence?
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it is a C major scale
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey!

E---|---------------7-8-10-12-13-15-17-18-20
B---|----------8-10------------------------
G---|---7-9-10-----------------------------
The first octave (up to 10 on the E string) is a D-something scale that has the exact same notes as C-major and A-minor, execpt for the fact that the italic note should be there (but it's still that key). The second octave is D minor I THINK... atleast according to google. As you can see, I'm not an expert.
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