#1
Just came up with a little metal riff and played it out, was trying to figure out what the key would be though and what scale it would be based off of since I'm not good on that stuff. Anyways here it is.

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|------7h8p7------5h6p5--------3h4p3------------------|
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|-0-0----------0-0-----------0-0------------3--0--3-------|
#3
E with various chromatic notes thrown in.
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#8
Quote by disillusia
how do u tell its in the key of E?


Read the theory sticky.
Someones knowledge of guitar companies spelling determines what amps you can own. Really smart people can own things like Framus because they sound like they might be spelled with a "y" but they aren't.
#11
Quote by disillusia
how do u tell its in the key of E?
Years of playing, writing, and listening to metal.


My ear just says, "Yo, the root here is E!"


Since this is a heavy metalish riff, this is likely in E Minor, despite the G#. Although the major third usually overrides the minor third, I find it hard to believe that this is a a major riff.