#1
So this song is in A minor right? But at the very first of the solo Page hits a C# and F#. Would the F# come from the blues scale and the C# come from A mixolydian or somewhere else? I've noticed these notes in other songs in A minor and have just been wondering where they came from. Thanks
Last edited by jimmyslashpage at May 14, 2008,
#2
have you ever heard of drug theory? get ****ing plastered, stoned, high, ****faced, and heroined up and then play music, it will come to you
#3
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have you ever heard of drug theory? get ****ing plastered, stoned, high, ****faced, and heroined up and then play music, it will come to you

And you can go away now. Stop offering advice because it's terrible.

TS: Those notes might very well simply be borrowed from the parallel major, A major.
#4
F# would come from dorian, and the C# is just a blues note, well, theyre both kinda blues notes, he's more just throwing in accidentals to get unique sounds
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#5
^ He means to say that Jimmy probably used those notes because they sounded good in this context, whether he was stoned or not, and not because he wanted to infuse some modal goodness upon a solo.

(Edit: To demiphoenix)
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#6
The solo starts off in A major pentatonic for the first few bars (the long climbing run ending on first string fifth fret, repeated three times IIRC). Then shifts to minor penta real quick for a few beats (over the implied G and D chord change), before repeating the whole thing again. The rest of the solo is mostly in minor penta though, IIRC.

This is real common in blues and classic rock, the shifting back and forth between major and minor penta. Listen to the intro to Red House for example.