#1
Hey guys, just wondering if you can give me any tips about doing an acoustic song for my girlfriend. I'm thinking like fingerpicking type thing, so any scales i could check out for ideas would be great! also any songs you can think of that might help would be ace. thanks in advance! oh and i can't sing...
#3
B whole tone scale is more commonly called "the scale of love" and D melodic minor is the "let's have sex" scale.
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#4
An un plugged, slowed down, ballady version of Metallicas Creeping Death

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#5
Play music she likes. As for "scales" major or minor will suit you just fine.
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#6
I would use whatever major or minor scale to create a rather simple, but nice melody and then add chords from the key to it in a voicing so that they could be played at the same time as the melody. Or you could do the chords first and then the melody.

Something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ImdxPy6lg
or my personal favorite (but maybe not really the style you were looking for, but awesome nonetheless):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-c66SJPuUI
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B whole tone scale is more commonly called "the scale of love" and D melodic minor is the "let's have sex" scale.


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Romance - Frédéric Mesnier nice
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#12
Wow thanks for all the ideas guys! More than enough to get me started! i've already played the romance card unfortunately though. Let's have sex scale sounds like a good place to start
#14
If the song doesnt work, you could always club her over the head with your guitar and drag her by the hair back to your cave....
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#16
Keep it simple. A couple chords with maybe some "embelleshments" or whatever that go with the vocals can go a long way. Don't try to be the next *insert ridiculously talented guitarist/songwriter here*.
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Keep it simple. A couple chords with maybe some "embelleshments" or whatever that go with the vocals can go a long way. Don't try to be the next *insert ridiculously talented guitarist/songwriter here*.


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If the song doesnt work, you could always club her over the head with your guitar and drag her by the hair back to your cave....

Well that was obviously my last resort!
#19
Major 7th chords!

I call them the "girlfriend chord" Wen teaching the character of a major 7th to my students I give them a little tip. If a girl ever asks them to compose a song on the spot based upon what they think when they look at their girl I tell them to strum a Major 7th, and then proceed to illustrate that with a slow Gmaj7 to Dmaj7 vamp.

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