#1
Alright, soooo a lot of the stuff I've been writing lately has been sounding like old Underoath and I was wondering what scale their old stuff would fit in to. Im pretty sure all their songs fit into the same (or similar) scales, and I think they're all in the key of E, but I'm kinda bad at theory so I wanted some help
Some examples are:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/u/underoath/a_boy_brushed_red_living_in_black_and_white_tab.htm
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/u/underoath/down_set_go_ver2_tab.htm
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/u/underoath/im_content_with_losing_intro_tab.htm
I can post some stuff that I've written if you need more of a reference
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#2
Quickly skimming through those links (emphasize the "quickly"), it looks like they don't use anything more complex than the major or natural minor scale.

I'm sure their sound is actually less about the scales they use, and more about how they use them.
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Last edited by food1010 at Jul 18, 2010,
#3
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Quickly skimming through those links (emphasize the "quickly"), it looks like they don't use anything more complex than the major or natural minor scale.

I'm sure their sound is actually less about the scales they use, and more about how they use them.


I didn't look at the links yet, but for the most part, you can't really identify a band based on the scales they use. Like Food1010 said, most bands don't get their sound from the scales they use, but how they use them.

I'll listen to them anyway though, and see if there's anything I can add.
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#4
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I didn't look at the links yet, but for the most part, you can't really identify a band based on the scales they use. Like Food1010 said, most bands don't get their sound from the scales they use, but how they use them.

I'll listen to them anyway though, and see if there's anything I can add.


Alright.
The sound I'm trying to capture is their sound off of their album They're Only Chasing Safety, so if you do listen, listen to that album. I've noticed that they just strum full chords open to get a sort of dissonant sound to it, as well as instead of playing power chords normally (like a 5th then a 3rd) they usually play a 5th and a 5th. I dunno, just things I felt like I should point out
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#5
The best way to sound like an artist is to analyze and transcribe their stuff, if you fully transcribe about 10 pieces you will certainly be able to create a sound like theirs. Just listen to their stuff and pull things from it that gives them their signature sound