#1
How can i find the harmony to like a certain riff

say i was going

on the A string

7-7-9-10

doing that over and over again at a moderate speed.
What would be a harmony to that
#2
im guessing the key is E minor,

3rd harmony-
D- 5-5-7-9

5th harmony-
D- 7-7-9-10

there are tons more, 3rd usually sounds best, its a really vague question
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#3
Depends what kind of sound you wanna do.

the main ones used are 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 7ths, and octaves. Thirds would be one string higher and two frets back normally (sometimes one depending on note and key). 4ths are just a string higher. 5ths are one string higher and two frets forward (as in power chords). 7ths are two strings higher and one fret forward. Octaves are the same note in the next higher pitch and are always two strings higher and two frets forward. All of this is when using the low e and a string but changes when the b and e are involved since they're not tunned in 5ths.

Anyway, they all give u different sounds. 3rds give u a dark sound and are normally used in rock and metal music. octaves are usually for highlighting lead parts above a rhythm. The other ones you'll have to try to see how they work.
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#4
Quote by spiderjerusalem
im guessing the key is E minor,

3rd harmony-
D- 5-5-7-9

5th harmony-
D- 7-7-9-10


there are tons more, 3rd usually sounds best, its a really vague question

Actually that's 4ths. The 5th would be:

D -- 9-9-11-12
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#5
Short answer - learn some theory, namely the major scale and its intervals.
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