#1
Lets say I take a song that is in D minor and move the melody down a minor 6th.

Over that melody the chords are Dm F G C Bb C Dm.

What chords would I be playing instead of those?
#2
Bbm, C#, D#m (D# for your chords), G#, F# G#, Bbm
I think this is right, but I'm not sure, it's pretty late here in Germany
And only if you mean 8 semitones down when you say move it down a minor 6th.
Last edited by Crossover- at Oct 18, 2009,
#3
Quote by Crossover-
Bbm, C#, D#m (D# for your chords), G#, F# G#, Bbm
I think this is right, but I'm not sure, it's pretty late here in Germany
And only if you mean 8 semitones down when you say move it down a minor 6th.


How exactly did you come to that conclusion?

and yes I do mean 8 semitone. What else would I mean?
#4
Shit!I made a mistake, I took a minor 6th as six semitones. It's too late, someone else should figure it out . Or you move it all down 2 more semitones, starting at Abm then B and so on..
Edit: goddamnit, it's in F#m
D=10th fret on E String 10-8 = 2nd fret on E String = F#
Last edited by Crossover- at Oct 18, 2009,
#5
Well the 6 steps below Dm would Em. So basically once you're in Em which will be your root key you take the take the step of each chord relative to Dminor and put it in Em. For example, Dm is the root chord but in Em, Em is the root chord. F in Dm is the 3rd chord, so in Em it would be G. It would go like this

Em G A D Cb D Em

That was just me doing it quickly, so if it sounds wrong, it very well may be. But that should give you that general idea of things.
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#6
Fm Ab Bb Eb Db Eb Fm
F#m A B E D E F#m

EDIT: To the guy above, he asked for down a minor 6th, not to go down 6 steps.
Last edited by NoOne0507 at Oct 18, 2009,
#7
Hmm I seem to be getting all sorts of answers XD.

Is this how I should approach it?

Dm

D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D

So 8 semitones down from Dm should F#m then right?
#8
...I did it wrong. Sorry.


You could approach it by going down 8 semitones. But when I do stuff like this, I use whatever is closer. Since you asked to go down a minor 6th, rather than go down 8 semitones, I inverted the inverval, so I went up a major third, which takes you up 4 semitones.

Execpt in my first post I accidentally went up a minor third.

F#m A B E D E F#m
#9
Quote by NoOne0507
...I did it wrong. Sorry.


You could approach it by going down 8 semitones. But when I do stuff like this, I use whatever is closer. Since you asked to go down a minor 6th, rather than go down 8 semitones, I inverted the inverval, so I went up a major third, which takes you up 4 semitones.

Execpt in my first post I accidentally went up a minor third.

F#m A B E D E F#m


Oh ya I forgot that you could invert intervals.

Thanks for the help and the attempted help everyone else lol.

Very much appreciated.

*edit*

What Key would I be in now?
Last edited by Guitarfreak777 at Oct 18, 2009,
#10
...this is actually alot simpler than you guys are making it...

To go down a minor 6th you should think of it as a 6 letters and then adjust it.

So to go down by a 6th you would go down 6 letters- i.e. Dm F G C Bb C Dm, becomes Fm A B E D E Fm (all 6 letters back in the musical alphabet). Then you adjust it so that it's all in minor 6ths- so it becomes F#m A B E D E F#m (remember, a minor 6th is the opposite of a major third- so you can also transpose it up by a minor third- D becomes F# etc...).

I suggest you learn about intervals if you want to transpose things

Alternatively, you can think of it in terms of scale degrees, thus making it: Imin IIIMaj IVMaj VIIMaj VIMaj VIIMaj Imin (in D minor) and then just apply that to F# instead of D.

Is it transposed exactly, or is it in the same scale? I mean do you move the "shape", or just start 6 notes down in the scale?
#11
Quote by Guitarfreak777
Oh ya I forgot that you could invert intervals.

Thanks for the help and the attempted help everyone else lol.

Very much appreciated.

*edit*

What Key would I be in now?



F# minor