#1
Just octaves of E, D, C, B

What minor pentatonic could I play over those 4 that would go with it? As far as I know, it would be either B or D minor pent? Any help?
#4
you need to know what the original chords are, not the octaves, or conversely if you play an F# octave somewhere, then the key is likely to be in G, and you would play E minor pentatonic. From octaves though you cant tell what key it is generally
#5
The chords go from Am, C, Em, G in beginning, to A5, C5, E5, G5 and then octaves on E major. Any help?
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#6
why were you playing octaves of "E, D, C, B"? wouldnt you normally just go A, C, E, G?
#7
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The chords go from Am, C, Em, G in beginning, to A5, C5, E5, G5 and then octaves. Any help?
What you just typed is A Aeolian. The other progression could be A Aeolian (sort of), but would be better as E Aeolian.
#8
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What you just typed is A Aeolian. The other progression could be A Aeolian (sort of), but would be better as E Aeolian.


Alright, thanks for the help.
#9
if your playing octaves over E major, than that would normally be your key, and if its in E, then the minor pentatonic would be C#
#10
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if your playing octaves over E major, than that would normally be your key, and if its in E, then the minor pentatonic would be C#
We are in E minor.
#11
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why were you playing octaves of "E, D, C, B"? wouldnt you normally just go A, C, E, G?


Different part of the song. The part I'm in is in E major and I was wondering what scales would go best with it.
#12
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Different part of the song. The part I'm in is in E major and I was wondering what scales would go best with it.
Well if you want to think of it as E major, you can. It isn't the obvious thing to do, but you could use E Phrygian Dominant (1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7, E F G# A B C D).
#13
Technically I'm just playing octaves on the E major scale.. but I'm descending.. does that matter?

Actually, what I was playing made no sense anyway, sorry for the trouble guys.

It starts with Am, C, Em, G and then goes into some powerchords and minor variations of the same notes. It's a heavy song but it slows down at a point and I am trying to play something simple but nice sounding. I was originally playing a A# major scale, but that wouldn't make sense (I think.. i'm still a novice at theory). So if the chords are Am, C, Em, G... what would a good major scale be to play over those?
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#14
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Technically I'm just playing octaves on the E major scale.. but I'm descending.. does that matter?
It doesn't matter if you're descending, but you are not playing E major, at least not obvious E major. E major doesn't contain C. Have you meant to type C# all this time?

I might not be able to respond until morning.

Goodnight UG, perhaps.
#15
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It doesn't matter if you're descending, but you are not playing E major, at least not obvious E major. E major doesn't contain C. Have you meant to type C# all this time?

I might not be able to respond until morning.

Goodnight UG, perhaps.


No, I was just mistaken as I posted just as you did. My fault.
#16
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what would a good major scale be to play over those?
C major or A minor (same notes) will be good over the full chords.

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Last edited by bangoodcharlote at Jul 23, 2006,
#17
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C major or A minor (same notes) will be good over the full chords.

Now I'm out 'til morning!


Thanks.