I've been playing guitar for about 3 years now, been in and out of bands i play thrash, death, tech, everything metal. i had a question about music theory. i don't understand the steps. like do you first make the progression then go to the scale i dont understand the steps of composing in modal progressions.
find the scale you wish to be using, then based on the different degrees of that scale (I-IV-V and such) form your chord progression. then you can use that same scale for lead lines and solos.
whats the question?

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what we need to know is what you have so far.
do you have a chord progression made?
or do you have a scale or mode that you want to play within?
or are you starting from scratch and need advice on how to do so?
im playing in drop C tuning, it starts off on D dim im used the spanish gyspy scale in the key of C( is that suppose to be D?) from http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?scch=C&scchnam=Spanish+Gypsy&get2=Get&t=4&choice=1

i counted the steps out for the chord, which was D Fb Ab.

then started writing on d then to fb then to ab, NOW im starting on Em now is that how your so suppose to do it or am i missing up somewhere.
Last edited by Lazr at Aug 10, 2011,