Dark/Sad chords/note patterns.


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Burning_Angel
09-25-2006, 06:45 PM
So... I need to know some. Cause I write really dark lyrics but I cant always come up with the dark/sad riffs.

DaddyTwoFoot
09-25-2006, 07:13 PM
Minor chords and minor scales, with occasional major changes tend to sound the most depressing.


---------------------------------------------5--7--8---
------------------------------------5--6--8------------
--------------------------4--5--7----------------------
--------------------5--7-------------------------------
----------5--7--8--------------------------------------
-5--7--8-----------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------5--7--8----
-----------------------------------5--6--8-------------
-----------------------------4--5----------------------
--------------------5--7--9----------------------------
----------5--7--8--------------------------------------
-5--7--8-----------------------------------------------


Those are two different patterns of the A natural minor scale. You can move those patterns all over the fretboard, to different keys. But please, don't focus entirely on patterns. Learn the notes and where they are.

Go out and get some scale and chord books, they help like mad.

bangoodcharlote
09-25-2006, 07:17 PM
I'm a fan of the Am G F E type of progression.

DaddyTwoFoot
09-25-2006, 07:21 PM
I'm a fan of the Am G F E type of progression.

Aye, that and Am C Am E.

Logz
09-25-2006, 07:25 PM
So... I need to know some. Cause I write really dark lyrics but I cant always come up with the dark/sad riffs.

Try a chord progression over the locrian mode:

i bII biii iv bV bVI bvii

translates into;

Cdim
Db Major
Ebm
Fm
Gb Major
Ab Major
Bbm

bangoodcharlote
09-25-2006, 07:28 PM
And don't forget to write in D minor, the saddest of all keys.

Burning_Angel
09-25-2006, 07:31 PM
Yeah I know its minor scales/patterns mostly, and i do read music and know notes... just not all the chords.

spiritinthesky9
09-25-2006, 07:33 PM
And don't forget to write in D minor, the saddest of all keys.
ahh thank god for spinal tap just don't make a sad song and call it "lick my love pump"

nightwind
09-25-2006, 08:02 PM
ahh thank god for spinal tap just don't make a sad song and call it "lick my love pump"


Actually I reccomend ONLY naming a sad song "Lick My Love Pump"



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