#1
Hey guys, i've been listening to a lot fo opeth recently and was wondering , what kind of chords and scales do they use to get that "different" sound.
#3
Diminished, Harmonic Minor, Phyrigian
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#5
Look into Jazz based works for different chordal ideas, that where they seem to get a lot of their structure from.
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Hey guys, i've been listening to a lot fo opeth recently and was wondering , what kind of chords and scales do they use to get that "different" sound.

they use a LOT of major and minor ninth chords, thirteenth chords. Harmonic minor scales, Phrygian mode, Hypophrygian mode, and other weird modes.

also: they don't just use powerchords, they use the whole damn chord.
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explain dissonance please.

dissonance is where two notes don't sound "good" together.

here's an example: play a fifth cord (an E and a B for example, aka powerchord) on your guitar or a piano. now raise the top note a half step. so if you were playing an E and a B, play an E and a C. notice: the E and B sound good together, but the E and C sound...kind of gross. that's a dissonance. the E and B are a perfect fifth, but the E and C are an augmented Fifth (#5, A5, you'll see this abbreviated a lot).

Opeth uses Diminished fifth chords quite a bit, now that I think of it. instead of raising the top note, you lower it a half step (b5, D5)
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