#1
Hey guys i was wondering if u were to jam in a song do u normaly switch keys to suit the chords or can u just stay in the one key
#2
you have to work out what the 'main' chord is, then u play in that key. The 'main' chord is usually the one that sounds best at the end of a song.
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#3
and how do i go out of the key so it sounds good because sometimes i go into the wrong key and sounds really bad
#4
Word of the day: Modulation.

Complex pieces may modulate, however in clasical music it is pretty common.
#5
For changing key think: Dream Theater, and time signatures too. But for a jam, you don't really want to change key. If you start with an 'e' major, or any kind of e, bascially a chord with e as its root, you play in e, or D dorian but that's just pedantic
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#6
ok thanx. wat scales are mainly use for solos i already know pentatonic and a few blues scales
#7
well that's about it unless you go into theory such as modes like: Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Aolian (major), Ionian etc etc.....oh and Mixolydian. But then you would be trying to learn to play like Joe Satriani, which is what I'm doing, but it's a little more complicated than a jam session. Also if you see jams with satch, like the G3 jam, he mainly uses pentatonic and mixolydian anyway,
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#8
Really, if you modulate, even if you keep the same tune, it gives it a whole new flavor, don't over do it though.

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#9
okay thanx for your help guys one more thing though, can someone tell me the scales in order
aparently it starts off with C Major D ....... E....... F etc.....