#1
So yeah I'm writing a bass and vocal only song. I've tried using minor and major keys but minor is a little too dark and major too bright. Any suggestions for a hearwarming ish sound?
#2
Bass and vocals? That's kind of weird.... But if you're in a minor or major key, you don't necessarily need to use just major or minor chords. I'd go major, but throw in some minor chords to spice it up.
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#4
ok theres a song by the Velvet Underground called After Hours, RHCP covers it but i prefer the original, easy nice sounding romantic chord progression

also try Fmaj/Dm/Fmaj/Dm/A#maj, A#maj/Cmaj - wallop the Cmaj once and stop, then rinse and repeat
#6
I'm a fan of lydian myself. You can make it sound like anything.
Dorian is a little "brighter" than aeolian, and has a very jazzy and sophisticated sound to it. You might try either of those.
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#7
I tried lydian, the #4 was a little different for me, sophisticated like you said is a good description. I've yet to try dorian but I will now, also yeah the major+minor here and there worked pretty well.
#8
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I tried lydian, the #4 was a little different for me, sophisticated like you said is a good description. I've yet to try dorian but I will now, also yeah the major+minor here and there worked pretty well.


If you want to try a different scale, try Ionian #5. It's a mode of the harmonic minor scale. It sounds a bit odd at first, but it has a very pretty sound to it.
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Ionian #5? So just a major scale with a sharp 5th?


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#11
i'd go dorian, like that one guy said, or phrygian for something darker or spanish
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#12
definately go for dorian, because IMO you can make it sound major, and latin sounding, or you can make it sound minor.
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#13
try playing different forms of D, try Dmaj/ D(EXX0222e)/D7, i usually arpegiate this or strum it slow and heavily once before goin to the next chord...
#14
Jazzy M7 chords. Then dorian for melodies/solos etc
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