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Old 01-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Scales

Im playing these notes on a piano, what guitar scales can go over the top. Looking for a dark sound, any help would be much appreciated.

Notes on piano

E, G, D, A

Rythm guitar is playing

Em,G,Am

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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You might want to try another forum, like Musicians Talk or ^ that. The Pit won't be much help to you.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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I'd go for E-harmonic-minor.

E - F# - G - A - B - C - D# - E

It's got the minorness for the dark feel and the major seventh for a bit of spice.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:39 PM   #7
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #8
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lololol

if you're looking for a box shape, which i assume you are, use an Em or G one (the box shapes are identical).

if you want to move beyond box shapes, you should learn about music theory.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #9
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Try the R# harmelodic dorian scale.



The E minor scale will work just fine too.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #11
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What about these scales?
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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1) Don't put this in MT. 2) You shouldn't use scales.

Rather you should be composing things as a whole.
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I would recommend using the chromatic scale.

I agree with this neidnarb.

You want dark? Music theory will allow for you to use any note in the chromatic scale in some way, just work with it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:56 PM   #14
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for a darker sound...maybe turn the treble down?


and you could use Eminor and it variants or Aminor and its variants
you could use just about every note if you know what yur doing...
so yeah learn some theory
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #15
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E minor harmonic will do, or E harmonic minor.

or you could use E minor over Em, G major over G and A minor over Am.

or B prygian maybe

or try adding B notes over Em and GM and C notes over Am


go learn your god damn theory. there is so much you can do. actually, for that darker sound.. see those lightbulbs that may be in the back of your amp? unscrew them . might be the best solution for you
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:02 PM   #16
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #17
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Scales are easy, it's getting Rath plates that's the problem. I recommend playing on HR and then just doing tail runs, they have the highest percentage chance.
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E minor harmonic will do, or E harmonic minor.


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Old 01-09-2013, 03:17 PM   #19
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i ment E minor or E harmonic minor.


btw, OP, if you want to stick with those four notes,
try E, G, A, D over Em
G, B, C and F# over G
and A, C, D, G over Am

should give a nice modulated sequence or whatever it's called in english



wait. actually since you are using a D, don't use E harmonic minor
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