#1
Hey

I`am learning music theory and have a question about how to get that particular,evil. if you will, sound that avenged sevenfold has. Are they just diminished stuff harmonized?, if it is dimished. Thanks
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#2
As far as I know, they like to mix things up when they harmonise, basically just not using thirds all the time, they use 4ths, 6th, all kinds of things. But if you want that 'evil' sound, you can't go wrong with the good old flat 5th, but use it in moderation otherwise it'll just sound too dissonant.
#4
ok thanks sorry I`m a bit of a noob still in theory but how do i flattened the fifth? do I just play the 5th interval note flat?
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#5
You would lower the fifth degree by one semitone (half step).
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#6
A lot of their old stuff is played in some form of D, a LOT of their stuff xD. Some occasion G minor stuff, but D minor is almost a stick for them. They sometimes uses the b5, as in Bat Country and Beast and the Harlot. I've seen a lot of their harmonies use harmonization in thirds, however, they do not limit themselves to that.
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A lot of their old stuff is played in some form of D, a LOT of their stuff xD. Some occasion G minor stuff, but D minor is almost a stick for them. They sometimes uses the b5, as in Bat Country and Beast and the Harlot. I've seen a lot of their harmonies use harmonization in thirds, however, they do not limit themselves to that.


you mean D as in drop D or you mean the key of D for scales and stuff?
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Both.

As far as I know, everything but "Almost Easy" is in Drop D.


OO ok, cool thanks bro.
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#10
they've got a few other songs that arnt Drop d (Buried alive, Warmness of the soul, and Dear god come to mind)

but most of syn's solos utilize the D natural minor, and hamonic scales, varied with harmonies and various sweep patterns etc

I'd suggest looking/analysing some of their songs to see what techniques/scales they use often
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Quote by DiminishedFifth
Both.

As far as I know, everything but "Almost Easy" is in Drop D.


actually i believe its in Db after listening again, but dont quote me on that



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#13
They use a lot of octaves too. Since they sound like organs, it adds to the effect.
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