#1
I was listening to Talk Dirty To Me (Poison), and noticed that the second part of the chorus's guitar sounded weird. After looking up many tabs and playing, I come to the conclusion that it really is C D F# G. This is odd to me, because I can't seem to find those notes in a C scale. Is this a weird scale, or does it just so happen to sound cool, and doesn't fit into a scale?

Thanks,

Pardin my ignorance as well if the answer is right infront of my face
#2
Quote by lcphr3ak
I was listening to Talk Dirty To Me (Poison), and noticed that the second part of the chorus's guitar sounded weird. After looking up many tabs and playing, I come to the conclusion that it really is C D F# G. This is odd to me, because I can't seem to find those notes in a C scale. Is this a weird scale, or does it just so happen to sound cool, and doesn't fit into a scale?

Thanks,

Pardin my ignorance as well if the answer is right infront of my face


Just going by what you said I'd say C lydian as F# is the #4.
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#4
Quote by ZootCst
The F# is only a passing tone to G. It's all in G. F# is the maj 7th.


Ah, assumed it was established it was in C. Pretty standard indeed.
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#5
Quote by Resiliance
Just going by what you said I'd say C lydian as F# is the #4.


I looked it up and you're right, it is lydian! Thanks, it was driving me nuts

Quote by ZootCst
The F# is only a passing tone to G. It's all in G. F# is the maj 7th.


So you're saying that it's in a G harmonic minor? I thought the scale started on the first note though
#6
Quote by lcphr3ak
So you're saying that it's in a G harmonic minor? I thought the scale started on the first note though


Not G harmonic minor... It could just be in G major / E minor.

G major = G A B C D E F# G
E minor = E F# G A B C D E

And a scale can start on any note of the scale. A scale is just a collection of notes, nothing is said about how to play them.
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#7
^what Resiliance said.

Edit: What the heck, I'm feeling generous. The chords for the second half of the chorus go to an E (the vi chord) then an A (a II chord used as a secondary dominant) which leads to a D (the V chord). The secondary dominant is probably what's throwing you off, it's the V of V. Amaj isn't diatonic in the key of G, but it's a cool sounding little modulation to get back to G.

The scales he uses in the solo are G major, Cm pentatonic, Dmaj (G mixolidian), and Gmaj pentatonic.
Last edited by ZootCst at Jul 10, 2007,