#1
was wondering can someone help me explain the theory behind this riff and what notes are used in it


e-------------------------
b------------------------
g------9-9-9-8-9-11-9
d------9-9-9-9-9- 9 -9 x4
a-----------------------
e------------------------
#3
E  E  E  D# E  F# E
B  B  B  B  B  B  B
Looks like E major to me.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
#6
Quote by food1010
E  E  E  D# E  F# E
B B B B B B B
Looks like E major to me.

It could just as easily be Bmajor...

And we're just seeing the guitar part. The bass part or keyboard part or whatever else could change the harmony completely.
Last edited by crazysam23_Atax at Mar 26, 2013,
#7
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
It could just as easily be Bmajor...

And we're just seeing the guitar part. The bass part or keyboard part or whatever else could change the harmony completely.
Well sure. Then again, it could be F major as, who ****ing knows.

It is important to understand the context, absolutely. However, based on those notes, the simplest most obvious answer is E major.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
#8
Harmonic analysis doesn't seem to get you very far here. Perhaps it's best thought of as a simple melodic phrase in E over a B pedal tone. From it's repetitive, insistent nature I'd guess it was metal but I don't think it's complex enough to allow any further analysis out of context.
Last edited by Jehannum at Mar 27, 2013,