#1
Say I were to write a song in the Key of C Major with the A Aeolian mode(I doubt I worded that correctly; please correct me).

Would all of the notes in the song be comprised of these notes?

e|--------------------------------5--------------------|
B|------------------------5-6-8------------------------|
G|----------------4-5-7--------------------------------|
D|-----------5-7---------------------------------------|
A|---5-7-8---------------------------------------------|
E|8----------------------------------------------------|


Also, could you make an example of a riff in this key?

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#2
Shock Horror!! Just be patient, its a forum.

To answer your question, yes, the notes would be (but not limited to, be creative) A B C D E F G. And A Aeloian is in the key of A minor.

Try to make your own riff.
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#3
Those are some of the "frets" you could use but all of the notes. You can move up and down the fretboard at will as long as you use the notes A, B, C, D ,E, F, and G.
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Shock Horror!! Just be patient, its a forum.

To answer your question, yes, the notes would be (but not limited to, be creative) A B C D E F G. And A Aeloian is in the key of A minor.

Try to make your own riff.


What he means is use accidentals to change the key or feeling of the riff. Play most of it in C major, then maybe a bit in G or D major (purely because they have one and two more sharps respectively) for a bridge. Or simply throw in a Flat on the seventh degree (the B) for a dom7 chord, and a bit of the blues.
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#6
To add on to what the others have said, you're in the key of A natural minor.
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#7
I know A Aeolian isn't in the Key of C Major. But, it's connected to it somehow, isn't it? I'm still confused. Gah.
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I know A Aeolian isn't in the Key of C Major. But, it's connected to it somehow, isn't it? I'm still confused. Gah.
A Aeolian is the sixth mode of C major. It is often called the relative minor.

While the two keys contain the same notes, they are in fact different. Obviously, there is no difference in key signature, but the order of notes and the intervals are different in the two scales.


By the way, the song is not really in the key of A Natural Minor (Aeolian) since a mode is not a key. This isn't a big deal since natural minor is just regular minor, but it does make a difference when you use scales such as A Dorian and A Harmonic Minor.
#9
The main notes would be the ones you listed, but don't be afraid to go out of key to change the sound of the song. Some of my favorite songs are ones that go out of key.
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A Aeolian is the sixth mode of C major. It is often called the relative minor.

While the two keys contain the same notes, they are in fact different. Obviously, there is no difference in key signature, but the order of notes and the intervals are different in the two scales.


By the way, the song is not really in the key of A Natural Minor (Aeolian) since a mode is not a key. This isn't a big deal since natural minor is just regular minor, but it does make a difference when you use scales such as A Dorian and A Harmonic Minor.


So, what key would it be in? And, what you're saying is that any fret that is either a C, D, E, F, G, A, or B would be able to go into the song without going out of key?
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So, what key would it be in?
A minor. Nothing more.

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And, what you're saying is that any fret that is either a C, D, E, F, G, A, or B would be able to go into the song without going out of key?
Yes.
#12
All right. Thank you. I think I've got it now.
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