#1
I'm trying to arrange the song Seize the day by Avenged Sevenfold for classical guitar.

So I am trying to figure out the notes that M shadows is singing and I can normally figure out what the notes/chords are in a song but I have had no experience figuring out the vocal melody on guitar and i'm beginning to become a little discouraged.


So what are some tricks or tips I could use when figuring out vocal melodies?

I'm also curious as to why/how there is a G Major instead of an G minor in the song if the song is in the key of D minor. The iv chord of a minor scale is minor *shrugs*

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs...ay_ver2_crd.htm

There are the chords for the song.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#2
Quote by Guitarfreak777
I'm also curious as to why/how there is a G Major instead of an G minor in the song if the song is in the key of D minor. The iv chord of a minor scale is minor *shrugs*

That would be called modal mixture, where chords from parallel modes are borrowed.

If the vocal melody follows the chords then chords tones would be a good place to start figuring it out. It's just like learning a song by ear so just keep hacking away at it until you get it right.
#3
the notes of a key arent set in stone. you can have chromatic or passing notes. Not all vocal melodies are copyable on even tempered instrument. Try playing iwth a slide for the getting the inbetween notes
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That would be called modal mixture, where chords from parallel modes are borrowed.

If the vocal melody follows the chords then chords tones would be a good place to start figuring it out. It's just like learning a song by ear so just keep hacking away at it until you get it right.


Ah I see, i'm sure i'll learn about that future into my theory classes thanks.


Would I have any idea if the melody follows the chords?