So i wrote a riff in DROP B, it goes like
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---5-8-5---5-8-5------------5-8-5---5-8-5----8-12-8-12-8-12---7-10-7-10
0---------0--------8-7-----0--------0---------0-----------------------------

(this is my first attempt at writting tabs, so it's a little off)
anyway, this riff plays 3 times and the last time i want the other guitar to harmonize it (higher preferably). I've read some lessons but couldn't understand, if you could please help me with it, i'd be very grateful
Last edited by ShAd0w666 at Sep 12, 2010,
yeah heres a lesson. dont write riffs in drop b. tune your guitar like a real man.
To harmonize;
Tune your guitar to a sane tuning, Figure out the triads of each note, and harmonize with the 3rd in each triad
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So i wrote a riff in DROP B, it goes like
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---5-8-5---5-8-5------------5-8-5---5-8-5----8-12-8-12-8-12---7-10-7-10
0---------0--------8-7-----0--------0---------0-----------------------------

(this is my first attempt at writting tabs, so it's a little off)
anyway, this riff plays 3 times and the last time i want the other guitar to harmonize it (higher preferably). I've read some lessons but couldn't understand, if you could please help me with it, i'd be very grateful

So:
Assuming you want to harmonise in thirds, then what you need to do is look at each note, and decide whether you should use an interval of a major or minor third.

The first, fourth and fifth notes of the scale are harmonised in major thirds, every other note is harmonised in minor thirds.

Hope this helps.
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Vicious_Turtle and NickGiovanni please don't post here anymore, thanks.

@dwally89: thanks for the response, but i have no idea what you just said. I know i come off as a complete theory newbie, but i am one, and i need this quick. Could you do me a favor and harmonize this? I'll learn it sooner or later, but i need this now :/
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---8-12-8---8-12-8-------------8-12-8---8-12-8---12-15-12-15-12-15---10-13-10-13------
0----------0----------12-10----0--------0-----------0--------------------------

i think this is it

EDIT: assuming you're playing in B minor
Last edited by bobmarley9910 at Sep 12, 2010,
Do you know the key/scale?

Hint: It's B something.

If you can figure that out, I'll help you harmonize. But I'm not going to spoonfeed you.

Likewise, you could plug it into GP/TG and try and figure out the harmony.

EDIT: ^ That guy has the harmony.

DOUBLEEDIT: Vicious_Turtle, link no1, and NickGiovanni... please, for all that is sane and good, go away. Perhaps he doesn't like standard?
Last edited by DiminishedFifth at Sep 12, 2010,
Quote by Vicious_Turtle
yeah heres a lesson. dont write riffs in drop b. tune your guitar like a real man.

this
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lol bobmarley9910 believe me or not, i just did write the same stuff
thanks for the help, i guess i got it
actually ill just say the answer

do a power chord on the note you want to harmonise...a proper one

D---7---10---7-------
A---7---10---7------- (ETC)
E---5---8-----5-------

basicly, you want the 5 harmonised...use the note on the D string, its just a simple easy way that dosnt take effort to explain
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