#1
im sorry if this has been done, but i was thinking that put chords that they used, and people could reply to those chords with scales that would sound good above said chords

ill start:

g chord

Bm 6

E9

d chord

d sus 2

(you guys replies with scales that would feel "at home" with these chords, in case you didnt understand )
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Last edited by latinosuperstud at Sep 4, 2006,
#2
no

simply because there is no one perfect scale to go over a certain chord...everyone's tastes in sound and scale usage will be shown with many different replies for each chord, thus resulting in chaos

pitch axis theory is a very hazy subject, especially for those only familiar with the minor pentatonic (about half of the members on this site)
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#3
well i realize that but i figured everyone would have their own opinion on what sounds good over a chord, and i might find there opinion to be good, but there is some theory based knowledge some that is supposed to help with this isnt there?
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#4
Alright.. Something like this, very basic? If I'm improvising over unfamiliar territory, this is the first step I take out of chord tones.

Major chords: Lydian
Minor chords: Dorian/Melodic Minor
Dominant chords: Altered or Lydian Dominant
sus2, sus4 chords: Dorian
sus (7sus4) chords: Mixolydian
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#5
dammit people learn your modes! If we're talking diatonic harmony (no accidentals), this is the (mostly) idiot-proof way of determining what mode goes with what chord scale degree.

I-Ionian
ii-Dorian
iii-Phrygian
IV-Lydian
V-Mixolydian
vi-Aeolian
vii-Locrian

and for pentatonics--
minor pentatonics for minor keys and blues
major pentatonics for major keys

now that we have that established, hit me with the jazz theory, altered scales, etc.
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#6
its really hard to just say, this scale will go over this chord. it also has a big dependence on what the chord is doing, the progression, and what sound you want out of the lead. for example, in a song i wrote i use the E maj pentatonic scale over an Esus4 chord. now you would think that i would use some scale where i can highlight that fourth in my chord, but instead i highlight the third thats an octave or 2 higher (cant remember which). i wanted to use the melody to give the feeling that the chord was major, so i chose that scale and usage. elvenkindje suggests dorian over sus4 chords, but E dorian wouldnt have fit my song or even really fit over my Esus4 chord because of the way i used it. for that reason its just hard to give a chord and ask what sounds good over it.
#7
wow thanks thats alot more than i expected to learn
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#8
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wow thanks thats alot more than i expected to learn

haha it's called music theory, it's been formulated and studied for hundreds of years. glad you're getting something out of it.
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