#2
Combinations of notes in scales make chords.
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#5
scales are made of notes which are played in ear-pleasing intervals. Taking the 1st 3rd and 5th note of these scales makes a basic triad, adding 7ths 9ths etc. makes complex chords.
#6
Scales are notes which can make a melody, chords are notes which make a harmony.

Scales are singular notes which go up and down by intervals, and chords are notes played upon each other to make a harmony.

Thats a simple unindepth way of looking at it.
Theres more but thats just a simple as it gets.
#7
Quote by Mattalac
Scales are notes which can make a melody, chords are notes which make a harmony.

Scales are singular notes which go up and down by intervals, and chords are notes played upon each other to make a harmony.

Thats a simple unindepth way of looking at it.
Theres more but thats just a simple as it gets.

Yeah that too. +1
#9
Well a chord is a line segment that joins two points on a curve.
A scale is any thin, platelike piece, lamina, or flake that peels off from a surface, as from the skin.

So yeah, they're way different.
#10
i am resisting so hard not to flame you.

a scale is the notes A B C D E F G (in that order, but not always the same root) modified so that they fit together routinely. it is these modifications that determine what kind of scale it is.

a chord is a couple of notes played together. these notes will all be from the same scale, but not all the notes in that scale will be played at the same time.


i tried to simplify it, but im sure its not gonna help you.

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Quote by Mattalac
Scales are notes which can make a melody, chords are notes which make a harmony.

Scales are singular notes which go up and down by intervals, and chords are notes played upon each other to make a harmony.

Thats a simple unindepth way of looking at it.
Theres more but thats just a simple as it gets.


this guy says it better
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#12
is there a short answer for how to use chords to make your own music its so fuking complakated for me
#13
Play a chord, play an improvised solo over said chord while playing in key, sticking to the intervals. This is quite hard to explain for me, but you get the idea.
#16
Dude, ask this question again in the Musician Talk forum and you will get real answers that are not way off the mark.
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#17
Short Answer: you need to take theory lessons to learn how to use theory to write songs.
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#18
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can you explain the meaning of key?

Can you get a guitar teacher?

Or at least put this in the right place?

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#19
take it to the Musician Talk forum, which is here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=8

I'd be glad to help you out there, and so would lots of other people.
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#20
Quote by jose92fu
is there a short answer for how to use chords to make your own music its so fuking complakated for me

Best I can do:

C Major scale: C D E F G A B C

playing these chords in a progression sounds good.

Basic I-IV chord progression, play the tonic (C) and the fourth (F) over and over for a simple tune.

Same for the G major scale: G A B C D E F# G

In a I-IV chord progression play the first note chord (G) and the fourth (C)


Got me?