#1
I'm usually really good with figuring out the modes to my songs, but there's one riff that has me in a knot.

D--4---------------------------------------------------------4--------------------------------2----
A--2-----2--4--5--4--2--0---5----2--4--5--4--2--0--2----2--4--5--4--2--0--5----0---4
E--------------------------------3-------------------------------------------------------3---------2


At first i thought it was B aeolian, because it has the same notes, and resolves on a B. The only problem is... this song doesn't sound like aeolian. And I figured since each mode has a certain sound, then it must be in a different mode, but I can't tell which.. My only other guess is G lydian. Can someone help me out?

And I'm sorry if the tab comes out wrong..
#3
Quote by natedapunk
looks like a D ionian to me man

But it doesn't resolve on a D. The resolve is what's throwing me off.
#4
it doesnt always have to resolve on the D to be a D i thought, just how one usually tells i thought? some one correct me if im wrong
#5
Quote by Wolftone08
I'm usually really good with figuring out the modes to my songs, but there's one riff that has me in a knot.

D--4---------------------------------------------------------4--------------------------------2----
A--2-----2--4--5--4--2--0---5----2--4--5--4--2--0--2----2--4--5--4--2--0--5----0---4
E--------------------------------3-------------------------------------------------------3---------2


At first i thought it was B aeolian, because it has the same notes, and resolves on a B. The only problem is... this song doesn't sound like aeolian. And I figured since each mode has a certain sound, then it must be in a different mode, but I can't tell which.. My only other guess is G lydian. Can someone help me out?

And I'm sorry if the tab comes out wrong..



Your playing in B minor (aoleian)
what your playing is actually a very common B minor progression.

i VI i VI V
Last edited by GuitarMunky at Nov 29, 2007,
#7
Quote by GuitarMunky
Your playing in B minor (aoleian)
what your playing is actually a very common B minor progression.
i VI i VI V


Um...isn't that i-VI-i-VI-VII-i in B minor

The V has no dominant function in minor. The most common minor progression is i-VI-VII-i and here we have it's variation
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#8
Well first thing I'd do would be to work out the notes and then work out the key signature. So let's see what notes we've got.

B5(B,F#), B, C#, D, C#, B, A, G5(G,D), B, C#, D, C#, B, A, B5(B,F#), B, C#, D, C#, B, A, G5(G,D), A5(A,E) and you said it resolves on a B, so I'm assuming that last chord is supposed to be a B5 not an F#5.

So your key signature then is F# and C#, and it starts on B and ends on B, so I'd say B Aeolian. Just cause it doesn't sound Aeolian doesn't mean it's not Aeolian.
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#9
Quote by Skater901
Well first thing I'd do would be to work out the notes and then work out the key signature. So let's see what notes we've got.

B5(B,F#), B, C#, D, C#, B, A, G5(G,D), B, C#, D, C#, B, A, B5(B,F#), B, C#, D, C#, B, A, G5(G,D), A5(A,E) and you said it resolves on a B, so I'm assuming that last chord is supposed to be a B5 not an F#5.

So your key signature then is F# and C#, and it starts on B and ends on B, so I'd say B Aeolian. Just cause it doesn't sound Aeolian doesn't mean it's not Aeolian.


The last chord is an F#, but it's to complement the bass which does resolve on the B. And I just thought the point of modes was to convey a certain sound. Perhaps I am mistaken.
#10
The notes fit with Bminor/Dmajor or any of their modes...
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#11
Well the phrasing of a riff has a lot to do with whether its considered a 'happy' or 'sad' riff... you can make a major mode sound sad, and a minor mode sound happy...