#1
I've been writing a song but i want it to have a strong sense of terror/Horror about it. Can anybody suggest any Scales or chords or anything which would make a piece of music that sounds scary?

Thanks
#6
Phrygian!

edit: or locrian, it has a weird vibe to that scale ...
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#7
I've found Locrian ridiculously hard to use. Maybe I just need more practice with it, but every time I try writing a riff with Locrian, it just sounds like an unresolved major riff.
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#8
I was thinking of trying to incorporate a heart-beat effect for the intro. Any ideas on how to pull this off? i've tried and can't really get anything that sounds right.
#9
This chord is pretty creepy sounding. No idea the name, but it evil


e|-0----|
b|-11--|
g|-9----|
d|-8----|
a|-7----|
e|-0----|


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#10
well it goes 1-1-b5-1-4-1

edit. so im thinking......

E maj sus4 b5?

edit #2 (after rereading what he said) i though u said if u guess this chord u get an e cookie
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#11
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This chord is pretty creepy sounding. No idea the name, but it evil


If anyone gets where I found this chord you win an e-cookie1 yay....?


thats just a big Eb5 chord (or an inversion of a A# b5 chord) i use variations on that all the time..... so you got it from music theory. fork over my e-cookie b!tch!!!!!

to TS: learn theory, really stuff that you hear in movies and the like that sounds really tense is based alot on intervals and non-resolutions.
#13
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thats just a big Eb5 chord (or an inversion of a A# b5 chord) i use variations on that all the time..... so you got it from music theory. fork over my e-cookie b!tch!!!!!

to TS: learn theory, really stuff that you hear in movies and the like that sounds really tense is based alot on intervals and non-resolutions.



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#14
^ you get nothing and i expect my e-cookie within 24 hours. and for your statement there sir your e-cookie requirement is to be upgraded to an e-cookie cake.

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+1 , really though this is about it. music theory can catch you up on this kinda stuff. and remember alot of it is dynamics also, the jaws thing is just 2 friggin notes with a tempo increase and a velocity increase and it feels tense as it keep going until you get the orchestra striking all at once on that last bit to make you kinda jump. theres a ton of creepy things you can do.
#15
not really theory related but one thing ive found that seems pretty creepy is to set a ton of reverb up and some delay, turn your volume knob down and hit some harmonics then swell the volume.

it sounds pretty scary if you do it right
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