#1
Hey guys,
I'm trying to do a different arrangement on Electric Light Orchestra's 10538 Overture. Instead of it being orchestral, I want to change it so that it can be played by a standard, two guitar and bass rock band. However, I'm having one problem. I don't know what key it is in. Here's the tab for the one guitar part(I'll probably keep this as the rhythm.) Can anyone tell me what key this is? Thanks everyone!!

D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----3--3-----3--3-----3--3-----3--3----------------------------------|
F---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------------------|
C--0--0--0------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------3--3--3--2--2--2--1--1--1-0-------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
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#2

D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----3--3-----3--3-----3--3-----3--3----------------------------------|
F---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------------------|
C--0--0--0------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------3--3--3--2--2--2--1--1--1-0-------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|


First, code it.

It' s really hard to say from this little peace of music.
Composer pedals C and G notes, and puts this chromatic descending line (3-2-1-0) in bass.

You really need to post more.
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#3
Quote by DarTHie

D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----3--3-----3--3-----3--3-----3--3----------------------------------|
F---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------------------|
C--0--0--0------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------3--3--3--2--2--2--1--1--1-0-------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|


First, code it.

It' s really hard to say from this little peace of music.
Composer pedals C and G notes, and puts this chromatic descending line (3-2-1-0) in bass.

You really need to post more.


I can't....this is the only guitar part in the song. The rest of the song is done by an orchestra, and I'm not certain of what they're playing.
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#4
You need context to put exact key on the table.
If you don't know what's orchestra playing, how do you know to transcribe it?

Maybe someone more familiar with the piece will come.
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my neew year reslosutions are not too drikn as much lol.

happy new yeeae guyas.
#5
Quote by DarTHie
You need context to put exact key on the table.
If you don't know what's orchestra playing, how do you know to transcribe it?

Maybe someone more familiar with the piece will come.


Well, I'm not going to transcribe the orchestra part. I wanted to know what key it was in so that I could write a different riff to go under the verses. In the song, the riff I put down is only an interlude part. I want to use that as the intro/interlude/rhythm for solo, but under the verses the rhythm will play a different riff while the lead plays fills.

I was hoping that someone would know the key so that I could figure out the chord progression of the melody(which would be played by the bass) and then be able to write a new riff for the rhythm.

I understand that the little bit I gave you isn't really a lot of help...that's why I couldn't figure out the key myself. Thanks for trying though, I appreciate it!
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#6
i'd say that part is in D minor with as an "accidental" (technically its an accidental even though its repeated a couple times, its more like an accidental used for forward or degressional movement, i've seen this kinda thing used in lotsa songs)
#7
Quote by z4twenny
i'd say that part is in D minor with as an "accidental" (technically its an accidental even though its repeated a couple times, its more like an accidental used for forward or degressional movement, i've seen this kinda thing used in lotsa songs)

+1, except that it's C minor, since the tuning is D standard
#8
Thanks guys!!
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