Writing With The Neapolitan Minor Scale

Write Dissonant But Delightful Music Using The Neapolitan Minor Scale/Chord

The sound is pretty unique, though it has actually been used countless times across a variety of music genres. Chances are you have heard the Neapolitan Minor scale before.

There are a lot of interesting sounds that you can get from this scale. Whenever I have been noodling around on it, other musicians always want me to show them how it is done. So that is what we are going to go over in today's video.

I will show you how the Neapolitan Minor scale can be used to create haunting melodic soundscapes as well as how it can be used over common chord progressions to get that dissonant-yet-delightful sound.

If you like the sound of exotic scales, there is much more for you! Here is the previous video in the 'exotic scales' series:

Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Tommaso is currently working on an instrumental CD, and an instructional series on fretboard visualization and exotic scales. He is your go-to guy for any and all music theory-related questions.

Tommaso Zillio