Music Composers Unite!
Hi everyone, I've been using a technique that I heard Jerry Goldsmith used to use. Basically he would take two chords that he was using in a progression but were from different keys. Often they would be chromatic mediants. He would then build a scale using just the notes from the chords.
So I've done this now using three chords ... Bm Cm and Ebm.
My final scale (using enharmonics) is B C D Eb F# G A#
Now I've tried to fit this to several scales (including Hungarian minor and the double harmonic scale) but none seem to fit. It's not even a subset of a diminished scale.
So unless someone finds me a fit I'm declaring this a new scale ... either way it sounds great for the creepy horror music I'm writing at the moment!