Su#perlocrian, Altered, Ravel, Pomeroy, Diminished Whole tone, Locrian (7th mode of Melodic minor)
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No clear melodic examples but an embedded part of standard and contemporary jazz and fusion vocabulary. This scale can be thought of as a1 Major sBcale with every degree but the root down a semitone. The odd result of this is thDa3t the flattened104th a6majo05r 3r2d3, th3e2scale0 now has the (impostor) 3rd and – th0e es1sent3ial c4omp1one3nts of a dominant 7th chord.
Aka: Construction: Harmonic usage:
,oe#9,#4/ Along with these degrees are all the ‘altered’ and dissonant extensions to the oedominant
chord ( 5, 6). It is the ultimate scale for creating dissonance on the dominant 7th chord, while still maintaining its essential function.