#1
So I'm in the process of writing something. I have the chord progression down (III, I, V, VI) and its in the key of Bb. I want to add some lead over the basic progression, but I don't know which scale to use. I've been fooling around with lydian, but it doesn't have quite the sound I'm looking for, which is kind of a sadder feeling. Any ideas guys?
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#4
Bb? are you a masochist?

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yes

III (and VI) chords indicate minor instead of major (lydian is major-sounding)

VI indicates basic minor scale (aka natural minor, aka aeolian)
#5
remember, it's not what scale you use, it's how you use it

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#6
If you are in the key of Bb, the chord progression would be Dm, Bb, F, Gm. Assuming it is centered on the Dm, you would use D Phrygian - the 3rd mode of Bb Major. However, that progression could also be in the key of F Major, so you could use D Aeolian (Minor) - the 6th mode of F.
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If you are in the key of Bb, the chord progression would be Dm, Bb, F, Gm. Assuming it is centered on the Dm, you would use D Phrygian - the 3rd mode of Bb Major. However, that progression could also be in the key of F Major, so you could use D Aeolian (Minor) - the 6th mode of F.


hmm that's right, I saw the III and VI capitalized and assumed major, so I was thinking Bb - Db instead of Bb - Dm.