Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
Yeah, I see your point. I guess just about any scale could be viewed as part of some other scale in some other key, just started in some other place. It is cool to reconceptualize things and that will probably lead to some insights and inspiration and cool melodies. For the more mundane purposes of following music and playing with people, however, you need a common reference point.
Absolutely! And when you deviate from those reference points, THAT'S when you start turning even the musicians' heads...