#1
ok well i was listening to some COF, not a fan, but i want to write a song with a gothic feeling and i was wondering what mode am i to use to get that dracula, transylvania sound we all imply.
#2
Ionian.
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#3
You don't have to go modal at all, they're very limiting and overrated. You can achieve this with any scale you want, but a scale that's used in Western music to give a dark, eastern European kind of sound is harmonic minor. I think Necrophagist might have the kind of sound you're going for, look into some of their stuff for a "Transylvania"-ish sound. The sound in their instance relies heavily on harmonic minor, but let me drill this in again: you can achieve any type of sound with any scale or key.
#4
I say find the deepest distortion sound you can get, you could aslo tune your guitar to cgcgce, or a low alternative tuning. And i say if you have a wammy bar, you could use it to make your guitar sound even lower. (well that's if you play guitar). Play a lot of power chords and play high on a solo fairly often. you could practically play any scale with gothic music. --this is just an opinon on how to play gothic
Somewhere weakness is our strength, and I'll die searching for it
I can't let myself regret, such selfishness
My pain and all the trouble caused, no matter how long
I believe that there's hope
#7
chromatics r awesome
Somewhere weakness is our strength, and I'll die searching for it
I can't let myself regret, such selfishness
My pain and all the trouble caused, no matter how long
I believe that there's hope
#8
Don't forget to use diminished arpeggios and the diminished scale. It's the most evil thing in music.