Triads in the Diminished Scale
(08 May 02)
The Main Idea
The main idea I want to show you is that the diminished scale is full of major and minor triads.
In this way diminished scales can be used to play in and out of a key but you have to remember some points:
- A major triad is a stronger sound than a minor triad. All examples are using major triads so that the effect is more efficient.
- The complete triad has to be played to get the effect.
- It is better to play strongly inside before using the triads, meaning using chord tones, scale, or pentatonics...
- The examples have to be played quickly.
ex 1) using one triad
ex 2) using one triad
ex 3) using two triads
ex 4) using three triads