#1
So my band decided that we are going to play the song "you really got me". Im going to improvise a solo over the key changes (A-B-E).
I tried to use min pentatonic over it (switching key for each chord). This sounds pretty stupid and repitetive i think. I tried playing dom 7 arpeggios, and it sounded a little better, but hard to come up whit something cool. Shuld i use thedorian mode? Please help
#2
Key looks to be Amajor with a major II chord, so Dorian would work. But remember that you're not truly playing "modally". Amajor Pentatonic is good as well.
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#3
You're changing key every time you play over a new chord?? Why?
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#4
Well you can do that, it's just not the best way.
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#5
The point of having chord degrees is so you don't have to change key when you're playing with the chords...
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#6
No, but if you want to change key with the chords and it sounds good...you may as well go for it. Especially if the chord progression changes slowly.

You can do what you want...you could play entirely out of key if you wanted a really dissonant sound.
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#7
Yes, but I don't think the poster quite knows what's going on, that's why I asked HIM.
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#8
Chill out dude, I wasn't attacking you...you just seemed a bit snappy. Is it that time of the month again?
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#9
Chord change =/= Key change. Every chord belongs to a key which follows a particular scale.
#10
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#11
Yeah, you can hear the "mood" of a scale changing over each chord.
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#12
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Ok, agreed. Apologies for the misunderstanding.
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#13
what is this talk about dorian? the kinks have never played anything remotely close to modal music. so get that out of your head. and as for soloing tips for playing over the song? the songs in a minor, so solo in a minor. the song is really only a few power chords, so playing the full diatonic scale might sound overboard due to the maj2nd and min6th. So get rid of those and play the pentatonic. Exaggerate bends and vibrato all around the neck.
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So my band decided that we are going to play the song "you really got me". Im going to improvise a solo over the key changes (A-B-E).
I tried to use min pentatonic over it (switching key for each chord). This sounds pretty stupid and repitetive i think. I tried playing dom 7 arpeggios, and it sounded a little better, but hard to come up whit something cool. Shuld i use thedorian mode? Please help


well the solo sectioin in both versions of the song (kinks and VH) just stays in A for the whole section. Just G A A G A.... vamp. I suggest doing this and using A minor pent and/or A minor blues. Learning those solos for reference wouldn't be a bad idea either.

If you want to do something different arrangement wise by actually soloing over an entire verse/chorus, I would suggest taking a cue from the melody and change scales as it does:

A minor pent
B minor pent
E minor pent
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So my band decided that we are going to play the song "you really got me". Im going to improvise a solo over the key changes (A-B-E).
I tried to use min pentatonic over it (switching key for each chord). This sounds pretty stupid and repitetive i think. I tried playing dom 7 arpeggios, and it sounded a little better, but hard to come up whit something cool. Shuld i use thedorian mode? Please help



Beginner question... B shouldn't be minor to be in the key of A?

Thanks

Juan