#1
Right, okay. I've got a few questions.

I been playing roughly 10/11 months now with my favourite genres mainly being different forms of metal. I'd say i have the problem which many people fall into whereby i know lots of different riffs but just give up when im having trouble.

I really want to create my own stuff, or at least have the knowledge of how to. I've had a look at the lessons on UG but I cant really find what im looking for.

My knowledge at the moment is very limited. I know what intervals are, Major, Minor, 7th's, 5'ths and Sus chords and im currently learning the notes on the fretboard.

What i want to know is:

How are chords created?
Once I have my chords, what method is used to find out sounds good together?
What scales should i learn first?
How do i know what scale to use over a certain chord progression?
(Insert other related to above)?


Any links, answers, anything is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


Side note: I anchor, and i know its a bad thing to do, however will it greatly hinder my progress?
#2
well I'm lucky enough to get lessons with my cousin, and he has ths book of stuff, with chord progressions, he photocopyed the page I'll go get it now.

l I VI IV V I
Key of C l C Am F G C
Key of G l G Em C D G
l -----------------
l I VI II V I
Key of C l C Am Dm G C
Key of G l G E7 A7 D G
l------------------
l I II IV V I
Key of C l C Dm F G C
Key of G l G A7 C D G
l-------------------
l I II VI V I
Key of C l C Dm Am G C
Key of G l G Am Em D G
l-------------------
l I III II V I
Key of C l C E7 Dm G C
Key of G l G B7 Em D G
l-------------------
l I III VI V I
Key of C l C Em Am G C
Key of G l G Bm Em D G
l-------------------
l I III IV V I
Key of C l C E7 F G C
Key of G l G Bm C D G
l-------------------

The scale I learnt fiirst was a C scale

And an E-minor one is good I think.

Now copy + Paster that into Notepad or somewthing ^
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#3
-------------I--VI--IV-V-I
Key of C l C Am F G C
Key of G l G Em C D G
l -----------------
-------------I--VI--II-V--I
Key of C l-C Am Dm G C
Key of G l-G E7 A7 D G
l--------------------
-----------l--I--II IV V I
Key of C l-C Dm F G C
Key of G l-G A7 C D G
-------------------
-------------I--II---VI V I
Key of C l-C Dm Am G C
Key of G l-G Am Em D G
l-------------------
-----------l--I III--II---V I
Key of C l-C E7 Dm G C
Key of G l-G B7 Em D G
l-------------------
--------------I II I VI V--I
Key of C l-C Em Am G C
Key of G l-G Bm Em D G
l-------------------
-------------I III IV V I
Key of C l-C E7 F G C
Key of G l-G Bm C D G
l-------------------


A better version of what I screwed up ^
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Last edited by EddyPlaysMetal at Dec 26, 2008,
#4
i like to use what is a numbering system. frist you need to know # (sharps) and b (flats) going asending they will be called sharps. desending they will be call flats. or maybe its the other way around i hope someone corrects me lol

frist learn the chromatic scale...in numbers you can play this anywhere on the neck

asending 1 b2 2 b3 3 4 b5 5 b6 6 b7 7 1

desending 1 #1 2 #2 3 4 #4 5 #5 6 #6 7 1

so flats and sharps are basicly the same thing..i prefer to keep it simple and just go by flats i think it sounds cooler. but you should still know both

the major scale out of that is very easy its just

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

and to make the maj chord u only need 3 of those notes

1 3 5 the 7th note and its a maj7

the minor scale is just a one or more flated/sharped notess

1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 1 i beleave thats a naturel minor. but even with just a b3 its a minor scale

minor chords are 1 b3 5 add a b7 to make it a minor 7th

u should write all that down on paper and put it on your wall and learn what chromatics are if you dont know

it can get confuseing heres a good page alot of reading but alot of great stuff

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html

SAVE IT!!!!
Last edited by metalmetalhead at Dec 27, 2008,