#1
hey i wold like to know what keys scales etc would doom/death bands work around for their songs, any help with melodies or progressions would help to. i think they probably go around minor sacales but im not sure. any help would be great. if this is in the wrong place ill erase it with no questions asked. tks!
#2
most D. metal bands do not work off of scales, they are just all over the place. it is kind of a play by ear thing.
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#6
If it's not chromatic, it's not doomy enough.
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most D. metal bands do not work off of scales, they are just all over the place. it is kind of a play by ear thing.
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#9
dimimished is pretty wicked chromatic minor, hungarian, check out yngwie's arpeggios from hell.
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creative theory > that...what's the point of being creative if it sounds like s**t?
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#13
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creative theory > that...what's the point of being creative if it sounds like s**t?

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#14
Chromatic notes and flattened fifths. eg. 6 frets lower (PLay a 10th fret powerchord on the E then drag down to a powerchord on the 6th fret, it should sound evil) Look at Children Of The Grave by Sabbath and Black Sabbath by them for good examples, or any Sabbath song really. Opeth have some good examples too.
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good point, but there's more of an expressive quality to a scale resolving to a creepy diminished progression than to playing chromatics...not saying that all bands should completely adhere to theory, by all means they should break free of it to some degree, but not wholeheartedly ignore it...theory is your friend
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#17
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There are no scales, Only notes. Which order you choose to play them is up to you. Creativity > Theory.



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