#1
ok so me and my band recently began playing this really dark sort of riff thats kinda becoming a song now... but i have no idea what key its in and they want me to do a bass solo... mainly because im a better guitarist than the actual guitarist.. yet they have me on bass... but its a helluva lot easier to solo if u know the key haha

anyways... what key is this? im thinking Am cuz the tonic is A but idk...

bass part:
A|---------------5--5--5-0-3--3--3-0--------------- repeat
E|---5--5--5-0-------------------------4--4--4-0---

guitar chord progression:
Am, Dm, C, E

thanks for any input


sorry for being a n00b guys, but u gotta start somewhere haha
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Last edited by led_zeppelin678 at Mar 1, 2008,
#2
The E major chord means that the seventh degree has been raised, making it A harmonic minor. The bass line conflicts with the chord progression a bit, but if you avoid that F# over the Dm chord, you could actually imply A melodic minor.
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Last edited by Archeo Avis at Mar 1, 2008,
#3
The notes that are being played fit into A Dorian, not A minor, because you're hitting that F# which is the major sixth of A rather than an F, which would be the minor sixth.

And that F# sticks out like a sore thumb, imo.


EDIT: ^ Just reading the post and looking at the information he gave, I highly doubt they're realizing those particular implications of playing an E major as opposed to an E minor. And again, the bass is playing a major sixth, so it couldn't be A harmonic minor.

TL;DR, it's a theoretical mess, play in A Dorian and damn the torpedoes.
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Last edited by bucky_2300 at Mar 1, 2008,
#4
haha ok i typed the bassline wrong :[ im sorry guys, its G# not F# in the bassline
ughhh so yeah check it again? dammit

sorry bout that :[
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#5
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haha ok i typed the bassline wrong :[ im sorry guys, its G# not F# in the bassline
ughhh so yeah check it again? dammit

sorry bout that :[


Pure harmonic minor, then.
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#6
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Pure harmonic minor, then.


ok so A harmonic minor?
thanks a lot :]
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