#1
My band is currently writing a song that starts out with the rythm guitar playing a couple of chords that sounds like mexican, and i'm gonna play some solo stuff over it that fits. but havent really played anything like that before, which scale should i use that could fit the sound im looking for? Mexico like theme, maybe a little flamenco sounding :P
#5
What is the chord progression? You can get an equally spanishy/mexican sound from the minor scale as the phrygian.
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#6
it's actually just an E Major played back and forth from the first and second fret, it's just gonna be an intro, and then break into something more heavy rock/metal like :P
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Quote by SupaScoopar
it's actually just an E Major played back and forth from the first and second fret, it's just gonna be an intro, and then break into something more heavy rock/metal like :P


Soo can I assume that the progression is E - Fmaj7b5?

Really think about the chords to figure out the appropriate scale.
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#8
Quote by AlanHB
Soo can I assume that the progression is E - Fmaj7b5?

Really think about the chords to figure out the appropriate scale.

Dude i have no idea, not that good at theory yet :s
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Quote by SupaScoopar
Dude i have no idea, not that good at theory yet :s


Well Im not sure how much a scale will help you then, but this is a good opportunity to learn next time you get stuck.
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#10
I can improvise with scales when i know which mode the song goes in etc, I just have no idea what you mean be "Fmaj7b45" ;P
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Quote by SupaScoopar
I can improvise with scales when i know which mode the song goes in etc, I just have no idea what you mean be "Fmaj7b45" ;P


Well you don't even know if it's in a mode or key at all, let alone which one it is. Sure I "could" tell you a possible answer, but if you don't even know the chords used, there is a large chance that the answer is incorrect.

Cmon, if you think modes are easy you should be able to figure out some itty bitty chords
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#13
Analyse the type of music you want to sound like. This is the only way you will understand a genre and be able to write in it.

Chords have little to do with it, you can have a i iv V sound spanish, Reggae, Classical, Bluesy...

All the musical elements such as Melody, rhythm, harmony, structure + form (not the same thing), instrumentation, texture etc combined make up a style.
Last edited by griffRG7321 at May 20, 2011,
#14
Quote by griffRG7321
Analyse the type of music you want to sound like. This is the only way you will understand a genre and be able to write in it.

Chords have little to do with it, you can have a i iv V sound spanish, Reggae, Classical, Bluesy...

All the musical elements such as Melody, rhythm, harmony, structure + form (not the same thing), instrumentation, texture etc combined make up a style.

+1000000 !!!