#1
I made a chord progress:
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-----7----8-----7----5-------
-----5----5-----8----7------
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 C5  C5# D#(no5) and Dm(no5)

then the second bar, for simplicity is.
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-----7----8-----7----8-------
-----5----5-----8----10------
--------------------------------
 C5  C5# D#(no5) and Fm(no5)
I think?


What scales can i use over this, usually im good with these kinds of things but this has confused me. I assumed it was Cminor that i would use but it doesnt seem to work so well.

thanks.
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#3
well, for starters, you've labeled all the chords wrong, at least according to your own tab...

It goes D5 - Bb/D - F(no5) - Em(no5) and then D5 - Bb/D - F(no5) - Gm(no5)

It's in D minor, so D minor pentatonic and natural minor

EDIT: well, if you are tuning down a step, it's in C minor
#4
Are you tuned down a whole step? But yes C Minor works fine. Not sure about how you've named the chords though.

Without hearing it and whether there's a bass guitar as well, the chords (or dyads) on their own imply:

C5 - Ab/C - Eb - Bb/D
C5 - Ab/C - Eb - Fm
Last edited by mdc at Nov 23, 2011,
#5
Quote by Spitty33
I made a chord progress:
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-----7----8-----7----5-------
-----5----5-----8----7------
--------------------------------
C5 C5# D#(no5) and Dm(no5)

then the second bar, for simplicity is.
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-----7----8-----7----8-------
-----5----5-----8----10------
--------------------------------
C5 C5# D#(no5) and Fm(no5)
I think?


What scales can i use over this, usually im good with these kinds of things but this has confused me. I assumed it was Cminor that i would use but it doesnt seem to work so well.

thanks.


What key are you in?

Now that you answered that you can use the Major scale associated with that key and the relative Minor scale. Using the minor you can use Harmonic Minor, Natural Minor, or Melodic Minor. Just your choice. But I would recommend no modal stuff seeing you couldn't analyze and find the key to this. Stick to Major/Minor for the moment till your analyzing is better.
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#6
Quote by mdc

Without hearing it and whether there's a bass guitar as well, the chords (or dyads) on their own imply:

C5 - Ab/C - Eb - Bb
C5 - Ab/C - Eb - Fm

That's what I thought; it sounds like a typical i-VI-III-VII, but with only the dyads, it's impossible to tell for sure.
#7
Yes sorry, im in Drop C. I will get a recording now.
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Last edited by Spitty33 at Nov 23, 2011,
#8
http://soundcloud.com/spitty3/untitled-162/s-jtqi1
there you go, timing is a little out at the begining but its for demonstrative purpose at the moment. Thanks!

edit: Changed link.
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Last edited by Spitty33 at Nov 23, 2011,
#10
Quote by mdc
Yup C Minor. Nice riff!

I thought so, notes that usualy sound good in Cminor sound terrible though, i guess ill have to be selective.
Thanks dude!
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#11
Quote by Spitty33
I thought so, notes that usualy sound good in Cminor sound terrible though, i guess ill have to be selective.
Thanks dude!

What you did at the very end was really clever though, those last two chords:

-
-
-
-8--7
-10-8
-

From there, if it goes back to C5 then that is awesome voice leading
#12
Quote by Spitty33
I thought so, notes that usualy sound good in Cminor sound terrible though, i guess ill have to be selective.
Thanks dude!

If the fingering patterns you're using are written for E standard, you'll have to move them up 2 frets. Just sayin'.
#13
Quote by Cavalcade
If the fingering patterns you're using are written for E standard, you'll have to move them up 2 frets. Just sayin'.

What? Im playing a drop C guitar. Cminor starts on the 12th and 0 fret on the 6th string :O
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#14
Quote by Spitty33
What? Im playing a drop C guitar. Cminor starts on the 12th and 0 fret on the 6th string :O

Apart from the low e, the other strings are tuned down a whole step no?.
#16
Quote by Cavalcade
Ah, but where are you starting on the 5th string?


5th fret for C

Quote by mdc
Apart from the low e, the other strings are tuned down a whole step no?.


Yeah
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#18
-----7----8-----7----5-------
-----5----5-----8----7------
--------------------------------
C5 C5# D#(no5) and Dm(no5)

then the second bar, for simplicity is.
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-----7----8-----7----8-------
-----5----5-----8----10------
--------------------------------
C5 C5# D#(no5) and Fm(no5)
I think?

I'll just assume you're tuning down a full step.

Let's put it like this.

First line: Cm, Ab , Eb, Dm

Second line: Cm, Ab, Eb, Fm.

Look at the chords - they all fit into the key of Cm.
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