#1
Let me be clearer: If my chord progression is F Am G Am Em Dm etc and I want to solo over this is how do I know which D, A and E I need to strike to represent the minor chords? i.e will they always be flattened
#2
Your question makes no sense. That progression could be in C, so you don't need to flat anything and you would not play a D# over an Em chord.
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#3
no no. This song looks to be in the key of Amin. I don't know where you're getting that D# from. In short an Amin scale will work over the changes. Hope that explained it. Ask if it didn't.

EDIT: whoops I meant CMaj
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#5
Quote by dough boy
Let me be clearer: If my chord progression is F Am G Am Em Dm etc and I want to solo over this is how do I know which D, A and E I need to strike to represent the minor chords? i.e will they always be flattened


You're going to have to clarify your question a little bit more, I did not follow any of that.

In addition, a D# over an Em chord gives you an EmM7 chord, which wouldn't sound too great right before that Dm.

EDIT:
Quote by GITARdud391
Well, I'm pretty sure you just go by the key. And there's no D# in Em.


The progression does not suggest E minor.
#7
Quote by GITARdud391
Well i was just referring to that chord in particular. I'm quite sure what key that chord progression suggests, I'm not that far into my theory knowledge.


That's what I figured you meant, I was attempting to clear that up.
#8
sounds like A minor to me, especially since the only C note in the whole progression is the 3rd of the A minor. i'd stick with A minor. as for D#, if you're doing this modally you could use a D# over the Em chord (but not JUST a D#, you could use it in a run/lick etc) but i wouldn't unless you really know what you're doing and how to use it. and honestly just by asking the question alone i think you prolly aren't there yet.
#9
WO! Sorry to mislead everyone. The chords listed here are the chords used in Losing my religion by REM. I chose it cuz I thought it was simple and assumed, myself, that the song was in the key of Amin. All I wanted to know (because I dont understand how this works) is what would you play over the minor chords? i.e which single note would mirror a Emin or an A minor.
#10
The key of the song seems like Am to me as well (following the same logic as z4twenny). It doesn't matter that there's an E minor chord in there, if you want to keep things simple then you can still use the notes of the A minor scale because Em naturally occurs in the key of A minor. You'll have different notes you might want to accentuate because of the Em chord (such as the G, being the color tone of the chord) in a lead, but the A minor scale will still work.

I'm assuming this is what you meant by "mirroring" the two chords? I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible.
#11
Quote by :-D
The key of the song seems like Am to me as well (following the same logic as z4twenny). It doesn't matter that there's an E minor chord in there, if you want to keep things simple then you can still use the notes of the A minor scale because Em naturally occurs in the key of A minor. You'll have different notes you might want to accentuate because of the Em chord (such as the G, being the color tone of the chord) in a lead, but the A minor scale will still work.

I'm assuming this is what you meant by "mirroring" the two chords? I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible.



Thanks man - So you just play a normal E and A in the A minor scale then?
#12
In terms of notes, yes. The A minor scale will have the following chords:

A minor
B diminished
C major
D minor
E minor
F major
G major

So any of the notes from the A minor scale will fit over any of those chords if you're trying to stay completely in key.