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Old 12-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me key/ scale i'd need to use to solo over a progression of:

E, F#,B,G#,C#,E,C#,G#

I'm a noob at this stuff...
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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C# pentatonic minor / E pentatonic major. Probably ninja'd.

Oh, this ^ is if you meant those were the notes.

If you meant all major chords then it sounds like it resolves on G# but as you probably know, you won't find one scale that perfectly fits all these chords. G# minor (or pentatonic minor) would work with just a couple of possible clashes on the G# major and C# major chords.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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All of those notes are on the Emajor scale...
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Are any of those minor chords?
I only ask because the progression is really unusual lol.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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No, not chords - a sequence of notes.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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It could be in E major, B major, A major, C# minor, G# minor, or F# minor, depending on context.

Could you provide us with more context?

If I play the notes in succession with no rhythm, it sounds like it resolves to B, but I can't say for sure that it's in B major without more context.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me key/ scale i'd need to use to solo over a progression of:

E, F#,B,G#,C#,E,C#,G#

I'm a noob at this stuff...


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No, not chords - a sequence of notes.

Your wording is pretty misleading. I wouldn't call that progression. If you want to use those notes, they are in E major. Find the chord progression, find the key center and you'll know in what key you are. Use E major scale if the key is E major.

You don't usually solo over a sequence of notes. Those notes are part of chords. Usually there's no melody behind the solo because solo is the melody (unless you are having two melodies at the same time but then I wouldn't call it a solo).
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