#1
Well, I'm am writing/arranging a guitar and bass jazz/metal (TSO) Christmas album. I'm currently working on a song, and can't get a resolution just right. It's got a jazz guitar rhythm, a lead guitar, and bass. The chord progression goes like this:
|Fmaj7|C13b9|Fmaj|C13b9 F#dim7|(phrase)|Fmaj9|etc|(chord changes)
The last measure of the lead/melody plays a C, C#, then begins the next measure with an E.

I THINK I'm happy with the F#dim7, but I'm not 100% sure. Can you guys think of any other chords that would resolve well to the Fmaj9? Thanks!
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
Last edited by theacousticpunk at Dec 14, 2008,
#3
The more I listen to it, the more I like the F#. It's more the rhythm that's killing me now. It's in 3/4 time (yes, I know time signatures aren't fractions!) and I want it to end with 2 dotted quarter notes. But for some reason, it makes the two eighth notes afterward sound rushed. I'm not sure why (it may just be power tab editor though.)

Edit: Wow, I never noticed that dimished 7ths were the same no matter how they were inverted. I new that augmented chords were, but not these. Thanks!
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
Last edited by theacousticpunk at Dec 14, 2008,
#4
PTE clips the end of everything it plays, but play the piece and see how it sounds. Change the rhythm if you have to. It's okay to do that; ask Dream Theater.