#1
Can someone tell me what key this is in, then tell me how they figured it out so I can do it myself next time?

e|---------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------|
a|------5/7----7/8------8/10---10/12-----|
E|--0-0-3/5--0-5/6--0-0-6/8--0-8/10------|
#2
E minor is a possibility. Using the E natural minor scale, the minor third of E being G (3rd Fret, E string). It's the natural minor scale because of the D (10th fret, E string).
#4
F major
going by the power chords you're using and the open e string
if you're wondering what to solo in any of these would be right
F major
G dorian
A prhyigian
Bb lydian
C mixolydian
D aeolian/minor
E locrian
#5
E locrian in the key of F Major. =D

[EDIT]

However having said that you're better off looking at this as something in e natural minor with a blues note. So E blues, I guess. e natural minor, obviously would sound fine, and so would e blues, with that tritone. Kirk Hammett, basically.
Last edited by MisquotedTeabag at Dec 17, 2008,
#8
I believe thats A minor.
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#9
Quote by grimguitarist91
I believe thats A minor.



If it's A anything, it's A phrygian which is unlikely considering the E pedal tone. The tonal center is certainly E.
#10
Quote by nickyjohnson
F major
going by the power chords you're using and the open e string
if you're wondering what to solo in any of these would be right
F major
G dorian
A prhyigian
Bb lydian
C mixolydian
D aeolian/minor
E locrian


No. Modes don't work that way.

TS: Assuming E is the root, you would call it E minor. The riff contains a b5, but the song is almost certainly not modal, so there's no reason to call it locrian.
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#11
Quote by Archeo Avis
No. Modes don't work that way.

TS: Assuming E is the root, you would call it E minor. The riff contains a b5, but the song is almost certainly not modal, so there's no reason to call it locrian.


+1 modal terms are inappropriate here.

The root notes of the power chords actually seem to follow the G minor scale.


Quote by __Pent__
Can someone tell me what key this is in, then tell me how they figured it out so I can do it myself next time?

e|---------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------|
a|------5/7----7/8------8/10---10/12-----|
E|--0-0-3/5--0-5/6--0-0-6/8--0-8/10------|



They probably figured it out by ear, and have very little, if any theory knowledge.

You can do that.
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Dec 17, 2008,
#12
looks like E minor blues to me.
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#13
Quote by Shadow_Hawk
looks like E minor blues to me.


It would have 7th fret instead of 8th.

6th string: 3 5 6 8 = G minor

if it was: 3 5 6 7 10..... then you have E minor blues


To me it just looks like amature writing. ( no offense intended).

Analysis in a case like this is somewhat pointless.


I would say the writer either knows no theory or is intentionally trying to do something out of key.
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#15
This is E blues. Well, E natural minor with a Tritone above E added to it to get a cheap Metallica sound. Who ever wrote this should have used the Tritone as a passing tone thus making the power chord on the 6th fret to go to the 7th making the progression a more solid tonal center. Calling this E locrian is theoretically correct, however listening to it in my head I don't see how the E tonal center is created. It obviously wants to resolve to an F; that being the main argument for this not being an E aeolian. All in all bad writing unless of course all issues are resolved as the progression goes further in.
#17
same scale as "am i evil". i would say its locrian based off of the root being E. even though its not being played over a chord vamp that would define it as being modal it is that "mode" nonetheless. i know arch is just being nitpicky because thats him but i would expect a little more openmindedness from guitarmunky. i would end up saying e minor but with a flattened 5th if you want to get technical about it. tons of great metal songs have used this key from tons of bands.