#1
Hey I'm not to good with musical theory well... at all so I'm wondering how I could make the E work with an F# chord progression (I just like the sound?) if it was

E G# A B C#

Since E isn't in the scale maybe theres some other scale I can use? I just wanna have "popish" riffs over it like if it was G-C-D I'd just make G major scale melodies over it but with this when the E comes around it sounds wrong. I'm probably wording this wrong but maybe you can help me with this. Thanks in advance!
#2
TL-DR How can I make E work with the F# major scale or suggest something else
#3
If it's F sharp minor the E is the leading tone and should work fine.

guess i got in after the second post :/ my bad then mate I can't help ya
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#4
perhaps i dont really get what you are saying, the E wont sound good no matter what, since it should be an E#...
#5
I'll try what the second guy said but yeah I don't even know what I'm trying to say
#7
I just realized... why don't I play it in E

(E) F# (G#) (A) (B) (C# minor) D# (E)

I'm retarted thanks anyways
#8
The Beatles used the bVII a lot. You'll be leaving the F# key, technically, but who cares?
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#9
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If it's F sharp minor the E is the leading tone and should work fine.

guess i got in after the second post :/ my bad then mate I can't help ya


no, E is not the leading tone of F#. minor or major is irrelevant -- the leading tone of F# is E#. E is called the subtonic in F#. all the other names are always static (tonic, dominant, mediant, etc.) but the seventh changes depending on whether it's the 7 or the b7. a 7 is a leading tone, a b7 is a subtonic.

in a progression in F# major, borrowing an Emaj chord from the parallel minor is fairly common.
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#10
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Hey I'm not to good with musical theory well... at all so I'm wondering how I could make the E work with an F# chord progression (I just like the sound?) if it was

E G# A B C#

Since E isn't in the scale maybe theres some other scale I can use? I just wanna have "popish" riffs over it like if it was G-C-D I'd just make G major scale melodies over it but with this when the E comes around it sounds wrong. I'm probably wording this wrong but maybe you can help me with this. Thanks in advance!

when the E comes up, follow it, play some notes from the E chord and it will come out fine
#11
Yeah, it's called a bVII. The song No Rain by Blind Melon does this exact thing in the key of E. The progression is E - D. Simple as that -- I - bVII. No need to "make it work" when it already does
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