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F, G, A flat, B, E - help :)

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Hello.

I would love your help.

Is there a key signature that contains these notes:

F, G, A flat, B, E

And if so, what is it? I know it's not a standard western scale, but i am wondering if there is some kind of unusual key which can include these notes?

Thanks

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Hello,

Scales are always a matter of context.

If you have any score or (even better) sound examples of the piece you're working on, it'd be easier to help out - and a lot more informative than a software arbitrarily spitting out a heap of scales.

At a first glance, this looks like a melody over a dominant chord - it might be more comprehensible if you look at the notes as tensions in that case.

e.g.:

G7(b9/13) - quite the usual chord in Jazz!

F: minor seventh (7)
G: root note (1)
Ab: flat ninth (b9)
B: major third (3)
E: major thirteenth (13)

A scale often used with this chord is Half-Tone-Whole-Tone (HTWT), which incidentally shows up on the scale finder, though with the wrong root note.

G - Ab - Bb - B - C# - D - E - F

which is

1 - b9 - #9 - 3 - #11 - 5 - 13 - 7

Good thing about this scale is that there is no avoid note!

Just a wild guess though! You'll have to look where these notes lead next (in this case probably a C major chord) - hence context!

Cheers,
Moritz

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This is probably way beyond what you are looking for, but it could be the first mode of Harmonic Major or called Ionian Flat 6.

So basically a C major scale with a lowered 6.

C - D - E - F - G -Ab - B

I personally only use this sound when improvising jazz and can't say I've ever composed using it, but it does have some nice tension over a Maj7 chord.


(http://docs.solfege.org/3.21/C/scales/ham.html) Some info on Harmonic Major for anyone interested.

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