This Scale Is Impossible (But It Sounds Great)

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These are a few of my favorite scales.
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There’s lots of good scales out there. There’s even plenty of great ones. But most of them have a few things in common. As a theorist, I get really excited when I find scales that *don’t* play by the normal rules, scales that push back on our understanding of how scales even work, and some of my favorites of those are the ones developed by Olivier Messiaen. What makes them so unique? Well, they’re not. That’s what makes them awesome.

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