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Double harmonic scale - with smokey vw

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I heard a vocal line in my head when I heard Bill's solo me submission

So i sang a vocal, manipulated it, manipulated the backing track and in the process disqualified myself from this contest...here is what i did

The double harmonic scale is uncommonly used in classical music from Western culture, as it does not closely follow any of the basic musical modes, nor is it easily derived from them. It also does not easily fit into common Western chord progressions such as the authentic cadence. This is because it is mostly used as a modal scale, not intended for much movement through chord progressions.
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Uploaded: Jun 07, 2014 - 11:55:43 PM
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particledots said 1144 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
how about that
i realized i uploaded the song with a long gap of silence at the end

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particledots said 1144 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
here is the correct version
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SmokeyVW said 1144 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
it just sounds like you slowed it down and faded the ending. it's not too severe a mod

i like what you did with it. it came out very eerie and alien. thank you!
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particledots said 1144 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
slowed and faded
that is absolutely right
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J_Gretch said 1144 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Double harmonic scale
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Vic Holman said 1144 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
i don't see why...
.. you couldn't manipulate the backing track...... then again i wasn't paying much attention. however this sounds very cool
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egobandit said 1143 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
solo me
the haunts and chants fading in and out of tune against a very wonderful backdrop btw many of my songs have long silence at the end :)Nice additions to Smokey's magic
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Warren Smith said 1142 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Doubly Cool
This is cool for (at least) two reasons.

First, for its strange and otherworldliness tonalities. It is my misfortune that I don't understand the nuances of a double harmonic scale .. and how that represents a departure from Western chord progressions. Consequently, I know I am missing out on an esoteric awareness of this piece. Fortunately, that lack of comprehension doesn't prevent me from enjoying the vibe .. and the eerie vocals .. of the composition.

Second, not only have you managed to be the first to get a "finished" SoloMe_o piece posted - even if it has come at the transgression of the rules - but in a moment of serendipity you have found a way to expand that challenge beyond its original parameters .. and that's cool, too : )

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PeterB7858 said 1141 days ago (June 11th, 2014)
Double harmonic scale
Yep, that came out eerie, but in a not too threatening way. Cool post. Thanks, Peter.
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Relic67 said 1140 days ago (June 11th, 2014)
double harmonic
so cool! love the sound. the vocal manipulations are quite nifty too.
Never having heard of it, I was inspired to research this scale and found that is used in two cool tunes that I really like - "Misirlou" (popularized by dick dale, in which the opening riff is a straightforward walk up the scale) and "Nardis" - Miles Davis. I didn't know what made them sound so cool, but now I do!
thanks particle dots!
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grah3am said 1140 days ago (June 12th, 2014)
In a good way. It would make a great movie soundtrack.
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Daugrin said 1138 days ago (June 14th, 2014)
Ah, it's a national thing
In Hungary. The scale sound is associated with traditional Hungarian music.
The Magyars... this is a cornerstone of their national music identity.
Do not confuse this with the gypsy sounds. The Japanese have a national scale in a sense, as do some southern pacific cultures. Other national cultures have similar tribal sounds... there is a joke. I love this one. The reason the Magyars never ruled the continent of Europe, while they dominated their neighbors is a simple one- sour creme.

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bud said 1138 days ago (June 14th, 2014)
This is delicious
music to my ears - well of course - it's not architecture to my ears - but it is really compelling and the eeriness is not so strange to my tastes. Basically has a middle eastern vibe that would be at home on the Naked Lunch soundtrack. Nice work guys.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1137 days ago (June 14th, 2014)
Love this one
It is very three dimensional.
Pity its not longer.
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FEEL said 1131 days ago (June 20th, 2014)
Really cool effect
Really digging the results. Great job
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