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Borrowed Notes - The Major 6th Diminished Scale

How to use diminished notes in our chord progressions to create variety and movement. Diminished notes promote movement and create beautiful dissonances that embellish our harmonic progressions.

The use of diminished note is a great resource for arranging strings, horns and they are also great to play when doing chord-melody, to facilitate counterpoint.

The Major 6th Diminished Scale

The major 6th diminished scale is the major scale with an extra note; the b6; which is the diminished 6th of the scale.

The extra 6th diminished added note changes the scale of chords.

The 6th Diminished Scale gives us a 6 chord (I6) and a Diminished chord (IIº)

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  1. LUIS

IN THE PROGRESSION F TO E7 YOU USE THE 6TH DIMINISHED SCALE . WHY DO YOU PLAY F# ? ( E7 9,11) . THIS NOTE IS NOT IN 6TH DIMINISDHED F SCALE . I DON´T UNDERSTAND IT . thanks

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  1. smallhumble

Yes, I have the same problem as Luis!

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