#2
It's your song, you can do whatever you want with it. Hell, you don't even have to stay in the same key.
#4
I am sort of in the same situation as you, but the onyl real rule is : If it sounds good, use it. Try lots of different scales and see what you like.
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#5
you can. My general rule is, if you start playing a minor scale... stay with a minor scale. I find that usually major scales and minor scales don't mix too well.
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#8
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i thought c# Aeolian WAS the c# minor pentatonic? or is it just the c# minor scale?


C# Aeolian has the same notes as C# Minor, yes.

The pentatonic only has 5 notes, where as the Aeolian mode and minor scale are diatonic, ergo they have 7 notes.
#9
Quote by Glen'sHeroicAct
i thought c# Aeolian WAS the c# minor pentatonic? or is it just the c# minor scale?


Aeolian has 7 notes, pentatonic has 5. The minor pentatonic is essentially the natural minor with two notes omitted.
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#10
use the 8-note diminished scales.....they are very secksy
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#11
If you want to try an entirely new key, go ahead. If it was pentatonic before, you could use the modes the previous poster said and it would fit (but with a more defined mood). If you want a more major feel, you could switch to E Major, too.
#12
if u would change the key use the Diminished scale as a passage to the new key if u have a bridge or whatever in the song.
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#13
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you can. My general rule is, if you start playing a minor scale... stay with a minor scale. I find that usually major scales and minor scales don't mix too well.


i disagree, crazy train into is in F# minor whereas the verses are in the relative A major, which sounds really good to me.

try using the relative major or take everything a couple of steps up for example the end of living on a prayer by bon jovi - sorry for such a cheesy example
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i disagree, crazy train into is in F# minor whereas the verses are in the relative A major, which sounds really good to me.

try using the relative major or take everything a couple of steps up for example the end of living on a prayer by bon jovi - sorry for such a cheesy example



Sorry, I should change that. I meant that if your bass/other guitar/keys/whatever is still playing in a minor key and you're soloing ain a minor key, then all of a sudden switch to a major key (while they're still playing minor) that it just sounds odd.
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