#1
Hey all,

Im kinda new to music theory so i don't know which scale to use..

I'm using the following chord progression: G#m - B - d#M - E
(G# natural minor I - III - v - VI)

I want something dark, so i though maybe G# locrian?
Or is that stupid?
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#2
Quote by Stereojunkie

(G# natural minor I - III - v - VI)


Hrm. Let me think. Let me think. Let me think.

(G# natural minor I - III - v - VI)


Hmmm. If only the answer were embedded in the question in some way. Maybe ...

G# natural minor


I feel like it's right on the tip of my tongue or something. If only I could figure it out.

Or is that stupid?


Yes. Stick with major and minor until you understand them.
#3
Oh wow i feel stupid :P
Thanks for helping!
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#5
Quote by Stereojunkie
Hey all,

Im kinda new to music theory so i don't know which scale to use..

I'm using the following chord progression: G#m - B - d#M - E
(G# natural minor I - III - v - VI)

I want something dark, so i though maybe G# locrian?
Or is that stupid?

Yeah that's stupid. You've thrown in a deceptive cadence there though which is kinda cool.... and label the v as V.
Last edited by mdc at Jan 19, 2012,
#6
Forget G#. Use Ab.

i-III--v-VI

Use the Ab natural minor.
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#7
Not ideal since that would make the relative major Cb. Think about the circle of 5ths.
#8
No idea wtf you guys are talking about xd
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#10
As for the whole Locrian thing you mentioned: FORGET ABOUT IT.

Just listen to there advise up there, use G#minor, learn the circle of fifths (wikipedia has a great picture of it) and maybe consider learning a bit about cadences, not to much mind you, just enough that you can use one.
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#11
The thing about locrian is the one chord is diminished. This can cause things to sound...well...diminished. So, I would stick with G#minor like everyone else advises. You can make some dark melodies with minor too. Its fun that way.
#12
Nice! thanks for the tips!

The main use for circle of fifths is remebering scales right?
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#13
Ehhh....
The circle of fifths are all about your key signature. Not the scale. An A major scale and a G major scale are both Ionian scales. They are just in different keys. The circle of fifths are not about remembering you're scales. its just how the keys work.
#14
Ooh like that, :P well i also use it for my scales :P.
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#15
I recommend it because it will help you remember which keys have which sharps or flats.
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