#1
Hi. Im a bit new on theory. But my band wants me to make a solo to a song we have.

The Chords are:

D - A# - F - C
Then in the second round we do:
D - A# - F - A

But i don't know what key it is in. So i have just tried to mess around with different scales, but they don't seem to work.
So could anyone help me out?

Thanks! ^_^
#2
in power chords that sounds very similar to the chorus to 21st century digital boy.. infact the chorus is D A# F C
#3
Quote by quinny1089
i presume powerchords??


Yes.

Quote by adr11iano
in power chords that sounds very similar to the chorus to 21st century digital boy.. infact the chorus is D A# F C


Well that is purely a coincidence because the dude who made it hates punk rock with a passion
#5
Quote by AbstractDeth7X
Change those A#s to Bbs and it's in D minor.

Are you kidding me.

A# = Bb
They're the same note.

Oh, and sigged.
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Just eat the headstock.

That'll make you look mad.
Last edited by Athetosis at Aug 13, 2008,
#7
Quote by Athetosis
Are you kidding me.

A# = Bb
They're the same note.

I am very well aware of this. It's much simpler (not to mention theoretically correct) to think of the scale as D E F G A Bb C. It makes no sense to keep them as A#s.
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#8
Quote by Athetosis
Are you kidding me.

A# = Bb
They're the same note.

Oh, and sigged.


...
they meant call them Bb rather than A#. I'm pretty sure they know that A# = Bb.

Think before you post.
And yes, it's D minor.
#9
Quote by ESte
The Chords are:

D - A# - F - C
Then in the second round we do:
D - A# - F - A

But i don't know what key it is in. So i have just tried to mess around with different scales, but they don't seem to work.
So could anyone help me out?

D = D A F#
Bb = Bb D F (I have renamed it Bb since we already have an A natural. )
F = F A C
C = C E G
A = A C# E
you're using all sorts of notes there.
A Bb C C# D E F F# G

Try using Key of F and watch the F# in the D chord and the C# in the A chord.
The A in the second round moving back to the D will tonicize the D so possibly over those two chords use a D major key then go back to the F major for the rest maybe.

That should get you started anyway. Mess around and see what works.
Si
Last edited by 20Tigers at Aug 13, 2008,
#10
Quote by Athetosis
Are you kidding me.

A# = Bb
They're the same note.

Oh, and sigged.


They are same notes marked in the same way. Bb just makes D-minor a diatonic scale
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#11
(edit: in response to 20tigers)

they're only power chords, so there's no thirds, thus no way to imply major or minor (sorta)
so it would only be
D: D D
Bb: Bb, F
F: F C
A: A E
C: C G
d e f g a Bb c = d minor
#14
Quote by phoenix_88
(edit: in response to 20tigers)

they're only power chords, so there's no thirds, thus no way to imply major or minor (sorta)
so it would only be
D: D D
Bb: Bb, F
F: F C
A: A E
C: C G
d e f g a Bb c = d minor

Yeah I started working on it before he posted that. It just took me a little working out and thinking about it. what a waste of time that was.
Si
#15
Quote by Athetosis
Are you kidding me.

A# = Bb
They're the same note.

Oh, and sigged.


Theoretically, they are different, at least in their use. It's like saying there's no such note as B# - there is in theory, and it's correct to say so.
So try inform yourself before you criticise.
#16
Wow. Athetosis actually sigged that...Don't see too many people sigging things that make themselves look retarded by trying to be smart.
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#17
Quote by Athetosis
Are you kidding me.

A# = Bb
They're the same note.

Oh, and sigged.

Notes are written. Tones are heard.
They are the same tone but NOT the same note.
Si
#19
Alright, looks like Herman Li is going to have to come in here and fix this thread.

You're all wrong.

Sharps and flats are different notes, and here's the difference:
Sharps are metal; flats are for dongs.
That's why I sound so awesome and you will never be able to play my solos.

Next time, learn some theory like I have before you come into my forums.
Last edited by TheHermanLi at Aug 13, 2008,
#21
Quote by Athetosis
Are you kidding me.

A# = Bb
They're the same note.

Oh, and sigged.


well herman was kinda right....

A# is NOT Bb

they are enharmonic but function differently.
#23
Quote by adr11iano
in power chords that sounds very similar to the chorus to 21st century digital boy.. infact the chorus is D A# F C

Im pritty sure if you take any 3 or 4 power chords in any key they could be found in many songs. Who cares.