#1
I need some theory help.

See I know a bit of theory in scales/modes but I have yet to learn about chord progressions and what chords sound good together. Could anyone suggest some chord progressions that could be used in melodeath, more specifically In flames or Insomnium style.

Thanks for your help.
#2
Check the theory sticky.
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#3
Diatonics in Major
I ii iii IV V vi vii* I

Diatonics in natural minor
i ii* III iv v VI VII i

Diatonics in melodic minor
i ii III+ IV V VI+ VII+

that'll help if you know your scales.
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#4
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Diatonics in Major
I ii iii IV V vi vii* I

Diatonics in natural minor
i ii* III iv v VI VII i

Diatonics in melodic minor
i ii III+ IV V VI+ VII+

that'll help if you know your scales.



I understand that except for the * and +. is it just b and #?
#5
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I understand that except for the * and +. is it just b and #?

The * means Diminished and the + means Augumented(sp?)
#6
Quote by Mr ka2
The * means Diminished and the + means Augumented(sp?)


Oh, that makes more sense. Thanks
#7
Diatonics in melodic minor
i ii III+ IV V VI+ VII+


This is misleading. Melodic minor describes a melodic convention within minor tonality, not a scale in its own right (with the exception of a few jazz circles, where it is treated as a scale). Melodic minor is, as the name suggests, harmonically useless from a tonal standpoint, and would not be used to build chord progressions.
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