#1
I was wondering what scales, rhythms, sounds, intervals, or anything musically can help me achieve the sounds of a light, angelic side and a dark, evil side i want to be able to show the difference between them but also be able to make them work together collectively.... i'm currently using natural minor for good and harmonic minor and diminished for evil... but i want to get more variety.... my inspiration for this is the Fable xbox game soundtrack .... heres an example of good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yetlz4aDToE&feature=related

evil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvT4mZId4Kk&feature=related

both collectively:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jojCq2u2ZWY&feature=related

ANY advice would be awesome
#2
Quote by guitarmageddon0
I was wondering what scales, rhythms, sounds, intervals, or anything musically can help me achieve the sounds of a light, angelic side and a dark, evil side i want to be able to show the difference between them but also be able to make them work together collectively.... i'm currently using natural minor for good and harmonic minor and diminished for evil... but i want to get more variety.... my inspiration for this is the Fable xbox game soundtrack .... heres an example of good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yetlz4aDToE&feature=related

evil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvT4mZId4Kk&feature=related

both collectively:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jojCq2u2ZWY&feature=related

ANY advice would be awesome


Major scales help with light.
#4
Quote by guitarmageddon0
yeah but its kindof awkward to switch from wicked evil **** to the major scale


Only makes it all the more progressive.
#6
The harmonic minor is pretty dark.

If you use B minor pentatonic which is a sadder sound you can use A Ionian, which in my opinion is pretty happy sounding.
Soon you will sit on the bench
of those who deny I have my soul
You sell a dream you create
Condemned by what you condemned before
Smooth are the words you sing down and high
Underground is your joy your laws
#7
Quote by MedicreDemon
The harmonic minor is pretty dark.

If you use B minor pentatonic which is a sadder sound you can use A Ionian, which in my opinion is pretty happy sounding.


Minor pentatonic does not sound dark. He has good scales to use for dark passages. However, it is more in how you use a scale than what scale you use.
#9
Quote by guitarmageddon0
yeah but its kindof awkward to switch from wicked evil **** to the major scale


Just change to the relative minor, like if it was in G for example, do a like a chord stab that goes G ,F#, Em.

try adding some chromatics ,especailly a flattened second and the devil's interval, to the natural minor for extra Evil.
#12
You need to be looking at much more than just scales to achieve the sounds you're looking for. Breakdown and analyze songs in the style you want to compose in. eg. in the examples you provided the Good one features arpeggios played in quite a high range with the notes left ringing which sounds really pretty. The evil example features more dissonance and chromaticism, and builds tension with pauses and atmosphere building sounds. Also for evil sounds that carry a song better use strong and erratic rhythms. Try to look at contrasting dynamics and tempos aswell. Contrast is important, use it well.