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What is the name of the scale containing A, Bb, C#, D, E, F?

There are so many ways of defining scales but IMHO this is the most logical but neither jazz nor classical musicians seem to totally use it for name calling. Divide any scale into 2 tetrachords (a ...
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What makes "Oh Hanukkah" sound Jewish?

One important element is the obviously upbeat nature of the song. It's clearly celebratory, yet in minor. This is a common characteristic in Jewish music. Another aspect is the rhythm: a sequence of ...
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Unusual pentatonic scale

The fingerboard markers are at 3,2,2,2,3 half steps up to the octave. At that point they repeat. This is very common and is the same as fret markers on guitars and basses (frets 3,5,7,9,12). This ...
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Need to apply box notation on thick strings from book Improvising Rock guitar green note publ

I don't know that method specifically, but without getting more complex: the note "boxes" relate by being down two frets and down two strings. In Rock Scale 1: III, it starts at 5th fret, ...
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How do I Modulate a scale that doesn’t exist?

Do you want your new scale to have a clear tonic? That is, do you want your scale to 'start on' C in particular? You should decide this before you write your modulation, because one of the main roles ...
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How do I Modulate a scale that doesn’t exist?

The general answer is that you can use one of the techniques listed in How many types of modulation are there?. You needn't think of your "non-existent" scale as anything special in terms of ...
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