#1
I recently came up with a chord progression i will be using in one of my band's songs. However, I'm unsure how to approach it when soloing over it. The technical progession is A min (second inversion) A7sus4 (fourth inversion) A5. However the bass note of each chord is so dominant it feels more like a C G A progression.


E-0---0---0-
A-0---0---0-
A-0---0---0-
E-5---0---0-
A-3---5---7-
E-----3---5-
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Last edited by alienboy18241 at Jun 30, 2008,
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Quote by alienboy18241
I recently came up with a chord progression i will be using in one of my band's songs. However, I'm unsure how to approach it when soloing over it. The technical progession is A maj (second inversion) A7sus4 (fourth inversion) A5. However the bass note of each chord is so dominant it feels more like a C G A progression.


E-0---0---0-
A-0---0---0-
A-0---0---0-
E-5---0---0-
A-3---5---7-
E-----3---5-


So your basically just moving power chords around letting the open strings drone through each.

these scales would work:
A minor
A minor pentatonic / minor blues
A dorian

personally I liked the sound of Dorian over it.

the open strings make the progression rather ambiguous. it could be a number of things.
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#4
I really can't see how you make the first chord out to be an Amaj, to me it's Cmaj. And the second chord would be a Gadd9. The third one seems like an Aadd9sus4 or something.
#5
Quote by Aziraphale
I really can't see how you make the first chord out to be an Amaj, to me it's Cmaj. And the second chord would be a Gadd9. The third one seems like an Aadd9sus4 or something.


Note the tuning. Its open A5 (low to high EAEAAE).
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#7
Quote by Aziraphale
Seems to me like a IV-I-II in G major.


If you look at it taking the bass note as the root then yes, that is a correct progession. But it would also be a I V vi in C major or a V ii iii in F major.
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#8
Whatever key you want it to be in, have the bass outlining the root that you want under each chord.
#10
Quote by alienboy18241
If you look at it taking the bass note as the root then yes, that is a correct progession. But it would also be a I V vi in C major or a V ii iii in F major.


Well I found the tonal centre of the progression to be G. Either way, it's not in standard tuning, so nevermind.
#11
Quote by alienboy18241
Note the tuning. Its open A5 (low to high EAEAAE).


Also, if it were standard tuning, the first chord would be a Cmaj7 .
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#12
Quote by philipp122
Also, if it were standard tuning, the first chord would be a Cmaj7 .

But it's not standard. So it's not Cmaj7.
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^I know, I was just correcting the guy you quoted.
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Quote by philipp122
^I know, I was just correcting the guy you quoted.

Aaah i gotcha.
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#15
Quote by philipp122
^I know, I was just correcting the guy you quoted.


Who me? I said it would be a IV in the key of G, that is the same as Cmaj7.