Stay with me here. Ok what about B harmonic minor? That is really only one note away from B natural minor(minor scale with a major 7th) so there for if you played B harmonic minor of the Em chord you would only be one note away from E Dorian where we started. In fact if you were to harmonize a B harmonic minor scale Em would indeed be the 4 chord of that scale! So how would that effect my E Dorian mode? Well the raised 7th of the B harmonic minor(A#) would be the #4 in relationship to the E Dorian giving you Dorian #4. Ta da!
The great thing about this is you have dipped into another resource because B harmonic minor, the parent scale of E Dorian #4, is indeed its own scale with it's own harmony that you can use to superimpose over the E minor chord! For example if you were to harmonize a B harmonic minor scale the 7th chord would be A#dim7. Try playing and A#dim7 arp over your E minor chord! Delicious! Of course dim7th arps are symmetrical in minor 3rds so you could repeat this process in minor 3rd up and down the neck! Good times! Now you can play your Yngwie licks in unsuspecting places implying a whole other sound! Fantastic!! Give it a try and let me know how you fare!! Feel free to leave comments or subscribe. I will try to put nuggets up every now and then! Cheers!!!
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