#1
I've been trying to figure out a lick from a song from the Guild Wars OST, and I am trying to find out what this exactly is called. I've heard it before in some other songs (Intro of omnium gatherum - everfields) and I really like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhb6FGguaN4
I'm talking about the intro ofcourse, where the strings play a note every count and some flute thingy plays an arpeggio (or something like that). I think it sounds like melodic chromatics or something, but my theory knowledge is not so good so I could be completely wrong.
Thanks for helping me out, and it would be most appreciated if you guys could link me some songs with the same thing in it.
#2
You're right, it's chromatic.
It's a descending chromatic chord progression of almost samilar chords.
Still, I think it's in C, and the last chord is G major, since it's easy to recognize when it turns to C harmonic minor like that.
And yeah, it's all arpeggios, but they can be hard to figure out.
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Quote by JB95
You're right, it's chromatic.
It's a descending chromatic chord progression of almost samilar chords.
Still, I think it's in C, and the last chord is G major, since it's easy to recognize when it turns to C harmonic minor like that.
And yeah, it's all arpeggios, but they can be hard to figure out.


No, no, no, it's not chromatic at all.

The harmony moves in a cycle of 5ths/4ths and is typical in a lot of classical music.

To TS;

I transcribed for you and the chords that are arpeggiated are as followed:

Cm - G - Bb - F - Fm - Cm - F#dim - G

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#4
The second chord is G/B.
3rd chord Bb6
F/A
Fm/Ab
Cm/G
F#dim7
G

They're arpeggios based on a high pedal tone, and yes it is chromatics.
Last edited by mdc at Oct 12, 2011,
#5
Quote by mdc
The second chord is G/B.
3rd chord Bb6
F/A
F/Ab
Cm/G
F#dim7
G

They're arpeggios based on a high pedal tone, and yes it is chromatics.



Ah you're right, my concentration is weak lately Shrug

btw F/Ab is Fm/Ab

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Yep, I shall quickly edit! You did the hard work though.



Ye it's like I go on here answer a question within 5 minutes and then go away again, which is why lately I'm sloppy.

I don't care much anymore

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