#1
It's simple enough to stay in key when playing single notes on a scale, but perhaps I want to create a chord progression on my loop station and then solo on top of it. The trick is to keep the CHORDS in key I'm assuming, then solo on top of it in the same key. Anyways, the problem here is keeping a chord progression in key. I understand how to do this with the major scales (the whole "maj, min, min, maj, maj, min, dim" pattern). However, this still leaves many other scales un-accounted for.

For example: I love me some minor pentatonic scale (I'm kind of a beginner, and this scale is piss easy). How would I go about writing a chord progression that would sound nice in say... E minor pentatonic? Is there any way to do this in your head (without years and years of practice) or do I need to write down scales and pick notes and crap out of it on paper?

Same question for any other scale.
#2
Maybe a E Minor chord Progression? I don`t know, I`m still a newbelint when it comes to guitar lol
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it isnt that hard to write down. i just started making progressions and i just have all the scales written out next to my amp. (i dont like thinking very much)
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it isnt that hard to write down. i just started making progressions and i just have all the scales written out next to my amp. (i dont like thinking very much)


Is writing it down and looking at charts the only way to make a chord progression? I mean surely, a chord progression can be improvised and still be in key without a TON of knowledge and memorization.
#5
I think learning to create Major scales and their relative minor scales based on intervals is easy. It shouldn't take long to learn, and the more you practice it the easier it becomes.

Check out a local bookstore and pick up a beginner's music theory book, and spend a little time reading it. I picked one up and had it down in about a week.

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#6
As long as it follows the basic progression pattern then it'll sound ok. You can't just randomly switch chords and expect it to sound good.
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As long as it follows the basic progression pattern then it'll sound ok. You can't just randomly switch chords and expect it to sound good.


Could you explain this better?