Interesting Double harmonic major thing I noticed(I think)

Ids Schiere

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Nov 11, 2019
Guitar Experience (years)
The best thing about having lectures on Non-linear optics from 5 - 7 pm is that my mind starts wandering to other things and in this case it wandered to the double harmonic major scale.

Basically the formula for double harmonic major scale is 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7 and Even though it has a 7 and not a b7 in it you can use it over Dominant 7th chords(E7 for example).

The fifth mode of double harmonic major, which is called Oriental I believe, has the formula 1 b2 3 4 b5 6 b7. I was thinking, even though it has a b5 in it, it may be possible to use it over the dominant 7th chord as well.

So for example E double harmonic major followed by E Oriental over E7.

I haven't tried it yet but it may sound pretty cool.
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Kai C

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Nov 11, 2019
Naha Okinawa
You're so far ahead I still can't understand 😂 When you try it though can you post a video? If it's alright I want to see how you're doing it, reverse engineer it from there, and figure it out
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