Around 2 years ago i accidentally discovered Phrygian #3 #7 while jamming and found out with some research, that it apears to be called https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_harmonic_scale. Since then i am adicted to it and use it heavily in nearly all of my compositions.

I can not find any use of this scale (except a few metal bands). Does anyone know composers/pieces that use this scale? I would like to get more input :)

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Claude Debussy used it in some pieces, as did Richie Blackmore. Miles Davis used in Nardis. See the links hereunder for more pieces.

Here at the bottom are listed a few pieces, as well as here near the top.

  • Thanks for the link. Its a little bit weird, that i missed the pieces in the wiki-article ;)
    – Xlaech
    Oct 4, 2015 at 8:39

(I would like only post a comment but I have no enough reputation for that.)

A similar question war raised in Phrygian dominant scale with a major seventh. Matt L. answers that Misirlou of Dick Dale us that scale.

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