#1
I made this progression that sounds really good with some distortion and palm muting... but I can't figure out what key it might be in. It goes:

F#7 - Esus2 - GM6(?) - GM(no5)

The first G major chord i'm not sure what it's called, but it's got a fourth on top of the major 3rd. It's G - B - E.

The F#7 and the fact it resolves to GM throws it off for me. Any help here?

I play it a whole step down, on only the 4th-6th strings, so no full chords.
#2
Is that F#7 major or minor? And you can't really have a GM with no 5th. It's just an interval then.
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#3
F#7 = F# - A# - C# - E

Esus2 = E - F# - B

G6 = G - B - E

G = G - B

You said resolves to the G so I'm going to assume your tonal center is G.

G(root) - A#(augmented second) - B(major third) - C#(augmented fourth) - (D) - E (major sixth) - F#(major seventh) - G(octave)

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#4
it could be the G nine tone scale: G, A, A#, B, C#, D, D#, E, F#
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#5
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Is that F#7 major or minor? And you can't really have a GM with no 5th. It's just an interval then.

The F#7 is F# dominant 7. And the fifth doesn't decide a chord, the amount of notes does. In this case, it's G-B-G. A major G chord.

Sophist - I came up with almost the same scale. I had 2 octatonic scales, just cause I could. I had a b2 or a natural 4 as well as what you came up with. But is it safe to say it's not in any Western scale?
#6
I don't think you will be needing any rediculous scales. It looks like its in G major. The VII chord is major instead of diminished. I'm pretty sure it's a borrowed chord of some sort.
#7
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The F#7 is F# dominant 7. And the fifth doesn't decide a chord, the amount of notes does. In this case, it's G-B-G. A major G chord.

Sophist - I came up with almost the same scale. I had 2 octatonic scales, just cause I could. I had a b2 or a natural 4 as well as what you came up with. But is it safe to say it's not in any Western scale?

Sorry, I thought it was F #7. And the fifth may not determine a chord, but a fifth may only be omitted if it is unaltered or needed. You need the fifth for to make that GM. And G-B-G is a triad, for the record.
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#8
Quote by Froboarder
Is that F#7 major or minor? And you can't really have a GM with no 5th. It's just an interval then.


well yea, but so is a power chord, it's just kinda common to refer to something like that as no5th so they can call it something instead of just saying the notes.


edit:

Quote by DiminishedFifth
The F#7 is F# dominant 7. And the fifth doesn't decide a chord, the amount of notes does. In this case, it's G-B-G. A major G chord.


no, he is kinda right. a chord has to have at least 3 notes. it may have the tonality of a G major chord, but it's not a chord.

(I still think it's ok to call it GMno5th though, as long as you know)

Quote by Froboarder
And the fifth may not determine a chord, but a fifth may only be omitted if it is unaltered or needed. You need the fifth for to make that GM. And G-B-G is a triad, for the record.



I believe the two Gs do not count as two separate notes, so it's just a stacked interval. again, like a power chord.
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#9
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I believe the two Gs do not count as two separate notes, so it's just a stacked interval. again, like a power chord.
Oi, was just trying to correct the amount of notes.
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#10
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Oi, was just trying to correct the amount of notes.

it's cool, just helping ya out, and him too