#1
SO I just got a new recording program and I was gonan write some chord progressions to play along with, but how do I know what scale to play in?
Soon you will sit on the bench
of those who deny I have my soul
You sell a dream you create
Condemned by what you condemned before
Smooth are the words you sing down and high
Underground is your joy your laws
#2
It really depends on the chords. Give us an example.
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#4
like if it goes

Em///A///B///A///

play E minor Pentatonic As Its In The Scale. I Think! Im A Noob On This Too!
#5
i could do with some help on this aswell.....
a friend told me to just play what sounds right, but thats kinda difficult for people like me who are just starting with that sorta stuff and don't know too many scales.
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#6
usually, (not always) The first chord of the progression is the key of the song. As stated by sunnysayshi. That's the great thing about pentatonic and blues scales.
#7
you can theoretically play any scale that contains the same tones as the chord, its up to you whether it sounds good or not.
Originally posted by Mad Marius
You've broken a low E string??? What style do you play, guitar raping noise core?
#8
I don't really know names for chords but here.

D|-----9---------7------5------4------2-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----9---------7------5------4------2-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----7---------5------3------2------0-----------------------------------------------|

EDIT: Ok, I guess I gotta learn where notes are on the guitar first.
Soon you will sit on the bench
of those who deny I have my soul
You sell a dream you create
Condemned by what you condemned before
Smooth are the words you sing down and high
Underground is your joy your laws
#10
Quote by AznElliot518
B5, A5, G5, F#/Gb5, E5


Are you naming the chords in the proggresion?
Soon you will sit on the bench
of those who deny I have my soul
You sell a dream you create
Condemned by what you condemned before
Smooth are the words you sing down and high
Underground is your joy your laws
#11
Quote by MedicreDemon
Are you naming the chords in the proggresion?


yeah, power chords are comprised of a tonic and its fifth, meaning the root note (ie E) and the note five up from it (B).

count them out on your fingers with your root on your index. power chords give you alot of leeway, you can damn near play most any scale over them because they are not really chords, only intervals.
Originally posted by Mad Marius
You've broken a low E string??? What style do you play, guitar raping noise core?
#12
Quote by MedicreDemon
Are you naming the chords in the proggresion?
Those are the chords you had in the tab, in the same order.
#13
hey, you guys are pretty good teachers. that's what I was trying to say. Dude, listen to these guys. peace