#1
I have this riff.


e----------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------10-9------
D---------6--------6-7-10—-9-10-9-7—-----------
A-----------------------------------------7----
E-0-0-0-0---0—-0-0-----------------------------
B----------------------------------------------


I can't for the life of me harmonize the notes other than the low E. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Gear:
EBMM Bongo HS 4
EBMM Sting Ray 5
Eden D410T
Tech 21 Sansamp RBI
Tech 21 Sansamp RPM
Art 341 Dual Channel EQ
QSC GX5 Power Amp
#2

e----------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------14-13------
D---------9--------9-10-14—-12-14-12-10—-----------
A-----------------------------------------------11----
E-0-0-0-0---0—-0-0-----------------------------
B----------------------------------------------


Assuming you wanted the typical tried and true guitar parallel thirds harmony.

Serious suggestion. Learn about scale construction. This kind of harmony is as simple as being able to figure out what scale you're using and play everything two notes up the scale.
Last edited by Macabre_Turtle at Dec 22, 2014,
#3
Quote by Macabre_Turtle

e----------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------14-13------
D---------9--------9-10-14—-12-14-12-10—-----------
A-----------------------------------------------11----
E-0-0-0-0---0—-0-0-----------------------------
B----------------------------------------------


Assuming you wanted the typical tried and true guitar parallel thirds harmony.

Serious suggestion. Learn about scale construction. This kind of harmony is as simple as being able to figure out where scale you're using and play everything two notes up the scale.


With that in mind. If my lick is, using an A minor scale.

e-------------------
b------------------
G-9-7-------------
D-----9-7----5----
A---------7-5----
E------------------

Harmonized it should look like this?


e-------------------
b-----------------------
G-12-10--------------
D--------12-10-------9----
A----------------10-8----
E--------------------------
Gear:
EBMM Bongo HS 4
EBMM Sting Ray 5
Eden D410T
Tech 21 Sansamp RBI
Tech 21 Sansamp RPM
Art 341 Dual Channel EQ
QSC GX5 Power Amp
#4
Quote by CNC-Digity
I have this riff.


e----------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------10-9------
D---------6--------6-7-10—-9-10-9-7—-----------
A-----------------------------------------7----
E-0-0-0-0---0—-0-0-----------------------------
B----------------------------------------------


I can't for the life of me harmonize the notes other than the low E. Any suggestions?

Thanks.



You're using E HM5 scale above (mode of A harmonic minor).

E F G# A B C D.

Another way of harmonising is using a mix of 3rd and 4ths.


b----------------------------------------------10-9
G---------5--------5-7-10----9-10-9-7-10-9------
D---------6--------6-7-10—-9-10-9-7—-----------

To get the notes on the G string, I took your scale note, skipped the next two scale notes, and chose the one after that. However, the first note (the 5th fret on G) sounds less harsh if you replace that by 4th fret. Depends what effect you want.

To get the notes on the B string, I took your scale note, skipped the next scale note, and chose the one after that that.

cheers, Jerry
Last edited by jerrykramskoy at Dec 22, 2014,
#5
Quote by CNC-Digity
With that in mind. If my lick is, using an A minor scale.

e-------------------
b------------------
G-9-7-------------
D-----9-7----5----
A---------7-5----
E------------------

Harmonized it should look like this?


e-------------------
b-----------------------
G-12-10--------------
D--------12-10-------9----
A----------------10-8----
E--------------------------


Keeping in mind that this is just the simplest way to approach harmony, yet also the most used in dual guitar harmonies, yup. That's right.