#3
When I try to figure out the key, I place the notes in order with gaps between whole tones, and none between semitones. So for you example like this:

C D E F#G A BC

Next you need figure your tonal center. I CAN'T do this for you, I would need to hear and learn your song.

But after you have your tonal center, It just becomes a simple Google search or using music theory to figure it out
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#4
I would suggest there are some accidentals in there. Typically you would expect the order of sharps to be F# C# G# D# etc. ergo there is no conventional western scale with G# but not C#.

Without the tonal centre we can tell you nothing, but these scales may help:
G major G A B C D E F# G
D major D E F# G A B C# D
A major A B C# D E F# G# A

E minor E F# G A B C D E
B minor B C# D E F# G A B
F# minor F# G#A B C# D E F#
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#5
I think it's C Lydian - if C is the root.
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I think it's C Lydian - if C is the root.


I think this is unlikely. Very little modern guitar-based music is modal.
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#8
A Melodic minor (ascending) would have a G# without a C#, so I wouldn't say that "there is no conventional western scale with G# but not C#". Unless "conventional" means scales that don't change depending on direction of playing.
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C E G A D F# B G#

I want to know what key my song is in, I use these notes.

It depends what you're doing with them
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#10
Any and every key can have those notes if you employ accidentals.
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Any and every key can have those notes if you employ accidentals.


You would be right about that.
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C E G A D F# B G#

I want to know what key my song is in, I use these notes.

We can't tell you anything without the chord progression...
#14
Quote by holywins183
they are not chords, it are notes from a tapping solo

Is there any chords or a bass line going on in the background? There must be...
#15
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Is there any chords or a bass line going on in the background? There must be...


no, i just randomly made it up, and its pretty long ill tell you all the notes in a second
#16
C E G A D F# B G# C# A# , still need more notes? o.o i think im using to much notes... but it really sounds great

EDIT, its like 8 h12 p15
i hold 1 finger on 8, 1 on 12 (which i pull off after i tapped 15)
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#17
G Major

Edit: Sorry mate, I wasn't even concentrating properly. I was tapping away on the B string for some reason , lol.

What string?
#18
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no, i just randomly made it up, and its pretty long ill tell you all the notes in a second

Then it can be any key.
You just made your own scale.
#20
its on the high e string. but i want to add some chords to my solo to make it sound better, or make a riff around it, how do i know what chords i can use?
#21
Quote by holywins183
its on the high e string. but i want to add some chords to my solo to make it sound better, or make a riff around it, how do i know what chords i can use?

Look for chords that use those notes.
#22
Chug away on a C5. For some variation, fret the 11th every now and then.
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#23
what key is my song... Bb Gmaj Amaj Dmaj = chord progression and how would you go about soloing over it
#24
^^^ are they all major chords? Or are some/all power chords?

With no further info (assuming all are major) I'd go D major. Bb major borrowed from parallel minor.
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yes the are all major with the exeption of the Bb minor

For future reference, a letter by itself by default means major, you have to specify when it's minor by adding an "m."
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yes the are all major with the exeption of the Bb minor


Err, where does it feel it ends? What chord do you hit at the end and it sounds "final"?
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