Hi guys and gals ("are there any woman here today?", quote from which movie anyone?).
Ive been working with II-V-I progressions for a while now and was thinking about something. At the time I work with half/whole step diminshed scale. The way I practice this scale is that I see it as a "diminshed scale family". So, the F,Gb,Ab,A,B,C,D,Eb is seen as a F7, Ab7, B7 and D7 scale. I think we discussed this in a jazz chord thread some days ago. What I do is that I stay in one position and use the same diminished scale and resolve it into four different Imaj7 chords (Bb, Db, E, and G). I work hard to define/bring out the each key center. So far so good. I think I cover quite some ground practicing each keycenter for about 15 min (1 hour per diminshed scale family). Obviously there are only three families all together dividing them minor thirds appart. Now the problem:
Symetrical scales (at least half/wholestep) sounds so predictable...and symetrical. The diminshed scale stand out so strong it kinda blinds me. Its like a splasch of pink colour on a light blue canvas. Its like that loud uninvided person coming to the party already drunk hiting on your girlfriend (but who you kinda like anyway).
How to break the "diminished lick" habbit?