#1
Toto Hold the Line help understand theory .
I song is In a B minor key from what i can tell Versus F#m - C #m - D - E -C#m - Cm- Bm
OK If its a B minor scale how can it have C minor and C # m In the progression should it not be C major ? I have noticed the notes C and C# are both used for the melody -

The big solo Fm# / C#m , D ., E
And this has a G# in the solo notes .
#4
Quote by dazzzer30
Toto Hold the Line help understand theory .
I song is In a B minor key from what i can tell Versus F#m - C #m - D - E -C#m - Cm- Bm
OK If its a B minor scale how can it have C minor and C # m In the progression should it not be C major ? I have noticed the notes C and C# are both used for the melody -

The big solo Fm# / C#m , D ., E
And this has a G# in the solo notes .


It's F# minor (F# Aeolian).

Intro and chorus is in F# Aeolian.(F#m C#(m) D D E) ... but guitar plays as power chords

Verse progression leads back to F#m (Bm (iv of F#), C#m (v of F#) F#m (i)

(D and E in rise up are bVI, bVII of F#).

The C is purely a passing note to get to the first chord of the verse.

cheers, Jerry
Last edited by jerrykramskoy at Feb 2, 2015,
#5
Quote by haynesr
It's in B dorian, the Cm is a chromatic approach to the Bm chord

Just no.

It's clearly in F#m.

The Cm in between C#m and Bm is just a "passing chord". I don't think it really has a function.

Why is it in F#m and not in Bm? Just listen. Does Bm sound like home? What about F#m?
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Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Feb 2, 2015,
#6
+1 to Jerry and Maggara.

It's not in Dorian, there's a functional harmonic progression.

It's not in Bm, the root is F#.
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