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A. MAJOR-MINOR HEXATONIC

Combine a major and minor triad a tone apart

This hexatonic scale can be used over F∆ and Dm7. Also possibly Gsus, although there is a
better hexatonic option for sus chords shown below.The structure exists in C major and F
major.

B. MAJOR-MAJOR HEXATONIC

Combine two major triads a tone apart

Probably the most important of all the hexatonic structures. A very versatile structure,
primarily used for solid access to D7sus and C Lydian (major or dominant, since the 7th is
absent). It can also be used over Am7, as well as Bb∆+5 and, somewhat more ambiguously,
over E∅ and F#7alt. The structure exists in both G major and G melodic minor, uniquely
among the triad pairs. It exploits the points in major and minor harmony where major triad
pairs coincide.

C. DIMINISHED HEXATONICS

Combine major/minor triads, in any permutation, a tritone apart

Major with major, major with minor, minor with major or minor with minor. All these
combinations spell out a diminished scale for use over C7b9, Eb7b9, F#7b9 and A7b9.

D. EXOTIC HEXATONIC

SPANISH PHRYGIAN HEXATONIC
Combining 2 major triads a semitone apart

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