#1
Hey,
I was taking a look at the tabs for the main riff of Dr. Feelgood, and noticed something strange. From all the tabs I find, it goes: D-E-F-F#-G. I can't find a scale that involves 4 intervals in a row like that (E-F-F#-G), and was wondering if it was tabbed wrong? Or my perception on theory is screwed up?

thanks!
#3
its a chromatic line
chromatic notes are often used to colour a scale line as dante said quite often in jazz
#4
Wow, quick responses! , thanks - stuff like that tends to bother me

Out of curiosity, what scale does the song seem to follow? It has me puzzled.
#5
Chromatic lines and passive notes (notes not within the scale) are very common.
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Wow, quick responses! , thanks - stuff like that tends to bother me

Out of curiosity, what scale does the song seem to follow? It has me puzzled.



i do believe that it is based in E Blues scale.
#7
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i do believe that it is based in E Blues scale.


Incorrect.

E Blues scale:

E G A Bb B D.


This E F F# G is just a chromatic line.
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#10
The thing that bothers me about it being in the E Blues scale, is that he uses a power chord on C within the riff which falls off the scale
#11
Quote by DarTHie
Incorrect.

E Blues scale:

E G A Bb B D.


This E F F# G is just a chromatic line.



He accepted the additional chromatic notes were added, he wanted to know the scale it's added to. Though I don't think E Blues is right.
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#12
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He accepted the additional chromatic notes were added, he wanted to know the scale it's added to. Though I don't think E Blues is right.


I'm telling the E Blues is incorrect. You know, quoting the guy who said it... and then telling incorrect... I messed up a little bit.

IT'S NOT E BLUES!

Hope I'm clear this time.
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#13
Quote by DarTHie
I'm telling the E Blues is incorrect. You know, quoting the guy who said it... and then telling incorrect... I messed up a little bit.

IT'S NOT E BLUES!

Hope I'm clear this time.


Haha, yeah, that confused me a bit. Uggg, Maybe the tabs could be wrong? I'm not a 100% sure if I hear G in there
#14
The TS appears to be taking the downtuning into account. On that note, the song is in D, so E Blues scale here is completely wrong.

Since the song isn't really sad, it's just a badass rock song, it takes some influence from the blues. In the blues, it is common to mix the major and minor thirds together in a single riff. Therefore, the guitarist plays a chromatic line that includes the root, second, minor third, major third, and fourth of the D scale.


When I say D scale, I'm not referring to any specific scale. I simply mean that the notes are a second, minor third, major third, and fourth above the root, D.
#15
I got a-hold of an official score book and my suspicions were some-what correct. The line isn't: D-E-F-F#-G, it's actually: D-E-F-G, there is no F#. Still no idea what key the song is in, but just a FYI incase anyone was curious