What key is little wing in?


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Tok
02-04-2007, 06:37 PM
Title says it all really. Also what scale did Jimi use to play the solo with?

hamish5178
02-04-2007, 06:40 PM
It's in the key of H sharp.



























... The way to tell what key a song is in is by what chord it ends on (or what chord sounds *right* to end it on)

noah22791
02-04-2007, 06:41 PM
I believe its E Minor. (remember he tunes half step down)

noah22791
02-04-2007, 06:42 PM
He just used a E Minor penatonic with some other notes thrown in. Mostly bluesy plaing.

Neon Knight
02-04-2007, 06:43 PM
technicaly its Eb minor since he plays in Eb

jrthegreat91
02-04-2007, 06:46 PM
I believe he does a combination of the minor and major pentatonic

Sloopy
02-04-2007, 06:51 PM
Shouldn't this be moved to like Tab Talk or something?

wasp2020
02-04-2007, 09:01 PM
No, not really...

UtBDan
02-04-2007, 09:05 PM
its a circle progresson in Em

Blind In 1 Ear
02-04-2007, 09:05 PM
technicaly its Eb minor since he plays in Eb
yes.

ClickClick
02-05-2007, 07:38 AM
solo is in E blues, on the octave.

edg
02-05-2007, 09:24 AM
Actually the solo is in quite a bit more than E Pentatonic (or E Blues). That doesn't
really work that well over the entire thing. You'll find he uses quite a bit outside
that like major pent and arpeggiation (over F, C and D) as well as other notes
out of E minor/G major.

Abe
02-05-2007, 10:17 AM
^Which is why the pentatonic would be a much safer scale to use than the full E minor scale.

FeatherBreeze
02-05-2007, 03:12 PM
honestly speaking 90% of hendrix tunes can be played over with G(Em) pentatonics.
thats not an over estimation, its the down right truth. alot of blues stuff is that way


dear god im gonna get flamed --'

wasp2020
02-05-2007, 04:20 PM
^ Hopefully people won't be that stupid...

edg
02-05-2007, 09:49 PM
^Which is why the pentatonic would be a much safer scale to use than the full E minor scale.

Safe ?!

Well, perhaps if you just mindlessly plug away in Em Pent thru Little Wing, it might
sound somewhat passable. Hendrix's Little Wing Solo most definitely did not stick
in Em Pent throughout the solo. He follows the chord changes which is what most
great melodious solos do.

HAVOC 51
02-06-2007, 07:43 AM
Em (but tuned down a tone.) The thing with this track is that he takes the time to play something relavent to each backing chord rather than a 1 scale fit all approach which works for this track.

Check out SRV's version to expand on those odeas further.

denied
02-06-2007, 01:10 PM
honestly speaking 90% of hendrix tunes can be played over with G(Em) pentatonics.
thats not an over estimation, its the down right truth. alot of blues stuff is that way


dear god im gonna get flamed --'

dude thats just plain wrong. decent players like hendrix dont even think about what scale their using, just the chords their playing over. a large portion of those notes fall outside of the pent. scale.

deluxity
02-06-2007, 01:16 PM
dude thats just plain wrong. decent players like hendrix dont even think about what scale their using, just the chords their playing over. a large portion of those notes fall outside of the pent. scale.

no, decent players use both

tbsff_7
02-06-2007, 01:21 PM
dude thats just plain wrong. decent players like hendrix dont even think about what scale their using, just the chords their playing over. a large portion of those notes fall outside of the pent. scale.

did he just call hendrix 'decent'

i think hes a little better than that

Abe
02-06-2007, 02:32 PM
Safe ?!

Well, perhaps if you just mindlessly plug away in Em Pent thru Little Wing, it might
sound somewhat passable. Hendrix's Little Wing Solo most definitely did not stick
in Em Pent throughout the solo. He follows the chord changes which is what most
great melodious solos do.

Yeah, that's why I said safe, and not good.

using the full scale, you'd be far more likely to hit notes that didn't sound very good if you weren't familiar with the progression.

:cheers: