#1
Hi,

I know a little bit of theory, but not nearly as much as I'd like. That being said, I'm currently writing a song that has one guitar playing arpeggiated chords and one just playing a chord progression behind it. I'm using Guitar Pro to write the song.

I've found some chords that complement the arpeggios just by trial and error, but I know there is an easier way. For example, one of the arpeggiated chords is D minor, but I can't find a good chord to play with it.

Any help is appreciated.
#2
Well, simply look at the chords you have in D minor:
i - Dm
iidim - Edim
III - F
iv - Gm
v - Am (the fifth chord is most commonly made major in a minor key, however)
VI - Bb
VII - C

If you want to venture outside of these basic guidelines, look into some theory. The theory sticky at the top of this forum and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory would be good places to start.
#3
For example, one of the arpeggiated chords is D minor, but I can't find a good chord to play with it.
Dm would be the obvious choice.
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#5
maybe not...
My name is Andy
Quote by MudMartin
Only looking at music as math and theory, is like only looking at the love of your life as flesh and bone.

Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums