Open Strings & the Diminished Scale

G diminished again. This time, we’re trying to use open strings.

Four notes are open strings; four notes aren’t.

You could group the four open strings as a G6 chord; the remaining notes as Db6

Or E-7 and Bb-7

Notice the Tritone relationships between the chords.

Mix them up.

Notice those possible semitone clashes:

  • open D and fretted C#
  • E and F
  • B and Bb
  • G and Ab

Can you create some chords using these ideas?

Can you use the semitone thing and invent a little lick that describes the sound of a 13b9 chord?

Can you find something using those ideas and share it here?

Over to you..

Comments on Open Strings & the Diminished Scale

  1. Mike Outram says:

    tis for you to decide, good fella :)

  2. Andreas says:

    So i guess all these chords are produced from the g diminished half-step and I improvise using these 8 notes linearly up and down the fretboard…using the chords to create a sense of tonality?

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