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It is not any of the modes built on the Ionian scale but if B is your tonal center it is a part of the B harmonic or melodic minor scale.


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Something is telling me you are not an avid listener of jazz and metal, judging by your list of scales that are "outside the Western system"... You should be very careful with Western approximations of Indian and Arabic scales. Indian and Arabic scales do not fit that snuggly into the Western 12-TET system. Another side remark: I don't know if it's ...


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It appears that there is no definitively correct answer, with various sources indicating different approaches. So I submit the following argument for the use of accidentals for D Dorian, G mixolydian etc. as pure opinion with no claim to authority. The most important information to immediately glean from a key signature, it would seem to me, would be tonal ...


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The modes you've tried — the "diatonic" modes — do not fit the notes you've composed. However, there are scales that incorporate them. In particular both the B harmonic and melodic minor scales includes those pitches. X: 1 T: B Harmonic Minor M: none K: none L: 1/4 "_↑"B, "_↑"^C "_↑"D E "_↑"^F G "_↑"...


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With just a B♭ ( other notes all naturals), the parent key will be the major one with that one flat. That's key F. Since your scale/mode starts on the second note of the F major scale, and incorporates all the same notes, it is called the G Dorian. Each of the modes has exactly the same note pattern - TTSTTTS, just starting at a different point in that ...


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For starters, you have used the notes A♯, B, C♯, D and F♯. The problem is that they won't belong to a diatonic major scale. The reason for that is that any key with an A♯ in it, will already have a D♯. And your tune has D♮. We could look at those sharps as flats: B♭, C♭... - no, that's not going to help! So, we look at minors, and that A♯ to B is a clue.It ...


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Completely agree with Tim above. In case a helper sheet may be of use, here is my mine listing the modes, keys and chords. HTH - catz


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This may well be perceived as a dupe - there are already lots of similar questions on this site. However - you consider A Dorian. Let's look at the notes from A dorian. A B C D E F♯ G. The chords for the song are A C G and D. There's certainly a 1 and 3 from each of those chords in the whole mode - C&E, G&B, D&F♯, but it doesn't bode so well for ...


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