#1
hey.

What's the best way to write harmonized guitar parts. Would it just be to have two parts and one of them a third up from the other, or what are peoples other suggestions?

thanks
#2
Tune one guitar down a half step and play the same notes. It rawks
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write a riff or whatever, then harmonize it to whatever interval you think sounds right

a 3rd or 5th up usually sounds good
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Yeah just find a scale, play around with it until you come up with something cool, and then do the same riff/part with different intervals Like if you have the Cmaj scale and you have a riff that's like C B C B A A G A Then harmonize it in like 3rds for example making the other part:

E D E D C C B C

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Tune one guitar down a half step and play the same notes. It rawks


Minor 2nd harmonization FTW

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Yeah just find a scale, play around with it until you come up with something cool, and then do the same riff/part with different intervals Like if you have the Cmaj scale and you have a riff that's like C B C B A A G A Then harmonize it in like 3rds for example making the other part:

E D E D C C B C

If that doesn't make sense then I've failed you

hahah nah dude it make perfect sense. i played piano for 7 years so i have a good idea about notes / intervals etc i was just wondering if people found anything interesting with harmonizing which sounded cool
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Minor 2nd harmonization FTW

SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL



That wouldn't be minor 2nd for every note. Some minor 2nds are a full step.


But seriously TS, 3rds are the most popular harmonizations in the world of guitar. I try to steer away from them since they are so overdone. 5ths aren't gonna be great since they dont outline the chord shape. I'd vary it between 3rds and 4ths.
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That wouldn't be minor 2nd for every note. Some minor 2nds are a full step.


a full step is a major 2nd. i half step is a minor 2nd
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Just a quick question, if you had a C5 and another guitar/instrument playing a C6 (one octave up) would still be considered harmonized, or just "octaved"?
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Just a quick question, if you had a C5 and another guitar/instrument playing a C6 (one octave up) would still be considered harmonized, or just "octaved"?


Technically a harmony. An octave is a harmony, as it is technically a different tone.
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Just a quick question, if you had a C5 and another guitar/instrument playing a C6 (one octave up) would still be considered harmonized, or just "octaved"?


thats harmonized. hamonizing is putting 2 notes together (very rough definition)
now if you put 3 notes together you get a chord.
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Chord charts. Lots and lots of chord charts.

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Chord charts. Lots and lots of chord charts.


picking apart chords is awesome. you dont have to stay on the same interval the whole time.
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What's the best way to write harmonized guitar parts.



use your ears.


try:

minor 3rds
major 3rds
4th
5th
octave


see what you like there.
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Thirds, fifths, and octaves are the most popular, I'm a fan of sixths as well.
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Yeah just find a scale, play around with it until you come up with something cool, and then do the same riff/part with different intervals Like if you have the Cmaj scale and you have a riff that's like C B C B A A G A Then harmonize it in like 3rds for example making the other part:

E D E D C C B C

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a full step is a major 2nd. i half step is a minor 2nd



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What's the best way to write harmonized guitar parts.
I find it best to write them in Guitar Techniques or Musician Talk.

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Tune one guitar down a half step and play the same notes. It rawks

dude, no minor seconds is like the first rule of harmony.
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ladies, you're forgetting something very important, you can't just go up a third it has to be a major, minor, diminished or augmented, 3rd the most common being minor thirds as seen in a lot of metalcore songs for 5th i would go perfect fifth or maybe augmented
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