SCALE1 Lydian dominant SCaLE (E)
Overtone, acoustic, Mixolydian #4, Lydian (4th mode of Melodic minor). Note: with the 5th omitted this is known as the Prometheus scale. R-2-3-#4-5-6-b7
Over a dominant 7 chord, particularly if it includes a #11; over a I7-II7 vamp; when descending by a semitone or otherwise ‘floaty’.
Melody of Elfman’s The Simpsons and countless others. Perhaps the most natural place to start is the Lydian Dominant. ‘Natural’ perhaps because it is the first seven-note scale that is approxMimilatotend'sbyWthAeCKY Harmonic series (what you hear if you play harmonics at theM12ilttho,n7'tsh, 5WthA, 4th andE3xa.2mfprelets1e:tcEoLfaydniaonpeDnomstrininagn.tExamples abound from Antonio Carlos
Construction: Harmonic usage:
Jobim’s Girl From Ipanema, the melody of The Simpsons to Wes Montgomery’s soloing. An essential scale to study.