#1
What modes/scales sound the most Romantic?

I've messed around with the seven modes, and none really have the sound i'm looking for when improvising around with.

Any suggestions out there would be great
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#2
Concerning the 'sound' of modes--it's about what you play over, rather than what you actually play.
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#3
Another one of these threads? Look, it's about how you use the notes rather than what set you use.

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What modes/scales sound the most Romantic?


Plus, this is just waaaay too subjective. What does romantic mean to you? Or do you mean Romantic as in 'Romanticism?' Either way, study music you know that has this feeling and see what musicians before you have done to achieve this sound.
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#4
use the major 7th alot....i love that
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#5
Usually I would be on board for flaming this post, but I'm feeling all free expression atm so I'll say give Dorian a go (think of something like Greensleeves). soviet ska and Sleaze are right though, its how and not what. Something like greensleeves is pretty because it has consonant intervals in the melody. Hopefully you know what consonant intervals are =0

For the record, when referring to music, you should refrain from using the word romantic unless you mean the period. There are a slew of synonyms for what you want, and you won't get flamed...as bad
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For the record, when referring to music, you should refrain from using the word romantic unless you mean the period.


...or at least don't capitalize it in the middle of the sentence if you mean the feeling.
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#7
Romantic? Have a major/minor theme played by 2nd violins, doubled an octave higer by first violins and an octave lower by Violas, Sweeping harp throughout, arpeggio figures from the woodwind section...

Or you could play a jazz standard in a major/minor key in the corner of a restaurant while people enjoy a candle lit dinner... pretty romantic.

Or just analyze pieces which you find 'romantic' and find the things you think add to the romantic feeling, use them in your own playing.
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Romantic? Have a major/minor theme played by 2nd violins, doubled an octave higer by first violins and an octave lower by Violas, Sweeping harp throughout, arpeggio figures from the woodwind section...

Or you could play a jazz standard in a major/minor key in the corner of a restaurant while people enjoy a candle lit dinner... pretty romantic.

Or just analyze pieces which you find 'romantic' and find the things you think add to the romantic feeling, use them in your own playing.


bingo. he makes it look so easy, doesn't he?
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#9
Listen to some John Barry film themes... The Last Valley, Out Of Africa, Dances With Wolves. If you could put a long-line melody like that between verses or after a chorus you could achieve a romantic sound.
#10
If want to be romantic I just get my wah pedal out and go bow chicka wah wah.

Otherwise I recommend watching a whole heap of porn films and learn the songs in the background. At your next gig you can go "you guys may remember this song from Not So Tiny Tim Vol III!".
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If want to be romantic I just get my wah pedal out and go bow chicka wah wah.

Otherwise I recommend watching a whole heap of porn films and learn the songs in the background. At your next gig you can go "you guys may remember this song from Not So Tiny Tim Vol III!".





#13
Listen to a lot of the music that you find Romantic, dig in to the music analyse what they do to create the "romantic effect" the intervals, the rhythm you name it :P