#1
hey people, im having a problem.

How do I harmonise 2 guitars succesfully? Is it just a matter of changing key?

Please help me
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BC Rick Mockingbird ST (Red Quilt)
Laney IronHeart 60 watt head w/4x12 cab
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#3
Quote by FNAFJ
do you know any music theory?


yeah, a bit, but not a hell of a lot
Key gear:
Gibson Les Paul BFG Gary Moore (Lemon Burst)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom (Alpine White)
BC Rick Mockingbird ST (Red Quilt)
Laney IronHeart 60 watt head w/4x12 cab
Boss V-Wah
#4
well, if you've written it in one scale, you can easily just copy the solo, but move it a certain interval up or down for the harmony
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#5
I know crap all about harmonising, but one thing myself and my other guitar player used to do was just take the same solo parts, or whatever, and move them up 12 frets to their corresponding notes and do that.
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#6
The most common used harmonization is by minor and major thirds, minor is just 3 semitones from your root note and major is 4 .
#7
Quote by Portuguese_boy
The most common used harmonization is by minor and major thirds, minor is just 3 semitones from your root note and major is 4 .


oh dear...yeah lets harmonise a solo in minor thirds.....LOL

to harmonise you play DIATONICLY, most classic harmonies are in diatonic thirds, all you do to achieve this is move the note up 2 scale steps... so they are diatonic thirds apart (rather that them all being a minor third....giving you loads of non diatonic notes that will clash with the acompanyment)

so if your lead was in c, an you played c,e,g,b,c,d,c,b,a,g,f,e then you move them up 2 scale steps.... and get

e,g,b,d,e,f,e,d,c,b,a,g

sounds alot more complicated than it actually is, most rock players play 3 note per string shapes, so theyl just move it up 2 shapes and play the same pattern in the new shape

good luck
#8
I don't know much about musical theory, so this thread is awesome. I've been looking into harmonizing and have gotten nowhere. How would you harmonize this?

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#9
So, Jack, a perfect fourth should become a major sixth, and a major third should become a perfect fifth, and such? For the major scale, I mean, and obviously different for other scales?
#10
Quote by MicahChaney
I don't know much about musical theory, so this thread is awesome. I've been looking into harmonizing and have gotten nowhere. How would you harmonize this?

Track 1
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
E||--7-4-5-7-8-5-7-8-10-7-8-10-12-8-10-12-|
B||---------------------------------------|
G||---------------------------------------|
D||---------------------------------------|
A||---------------------------------------|
E||---------------------------------------|


S S S S S S S S H
--13-10-12-13-16-12-13-16-17--------||
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Needs more context. Like a key for a start. Either way; learn theory.
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#11
Heh, after I submitted that post I realized that it actually is necessary and went to the Crusade articles. I found something to do with the rest of my christmas break.
#13
Quote by Roast Beef
why did nobody say about the lazy way (POG, Whammy pedal)??


POG only does octaves, not really a harmony at all.

Whammy could be done but it doesn't harmonize within a key, it only does a specific interval (minor 3rd, major 3rd, whatever) so you have to be good with the pedal to get a diatonic harmony out of it.

Pedals should never be used as a subsitute for knowledge of music anyway IMHO.
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