#1
Hey I was looking at the chord progression for one of porcupine tree's new songs (kneel and disconnect) and i was wondering what key this particular chord progression is in as I couldnt put my finger on it.

Bmin -> Gmaj -> Amaj -> E maj

Any help would be appreciated.

- cheers
#2
I'd say A major with a borrowed G major chord from the parallel minor.
#3
Playing it on the guitar it sounds like it would resolve to Bm.

So I'll say it's in the key of Bm with an Emaj instead of an Em (ie. a IV instead of iv)

Edit: Therefore if I were to solo over the progression, I'd use B minor over the progression, except over the E maj chord where I'd use B dorian.
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Last edited by AlanHB at Oct 14, 2009,
#4
Quote by AlanHB
Edit: Therefore if I were to solo over the progression, I'd use B minor over the progression, except over the E maj chord where I'd use B dorian.
Or B min pentatonic over the whole thing - as it omits the 6th it works for B min and B dorian
#5
Quote by zhilla
Or B min pentatonic over the whole thing - as it omits the 6th it works for B min and B dorian


Sure that works as well, but I like emphasing chord tones a lot when I solo. It's obviously a matter of personal preference.
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#6
Quote by AlanHB
Sure that works as well, but I like emphasing chord tones a lot when I solo. It's obviously a matter of personal preference.
Sure - just thought I'd mention it in case TS hasn't covered modes yet.
#7
Quote by zhilla
Sure - just thought I'd mention it in case TS hasn't covered modes yet.


Good point
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#8
I think it may be healthier to think of it as having a tonal center rather than restricting it to having a specific key. Explaining the EM as a chord borrowed from the parallel minor is a great explanation though!