#1
I realize music is about creativity, bla bla bla. This is a musicians forum and I have a music theory question. I just started studying this stuff several days ago. Never written music before. I like playing minor chords and scales because Mozart used them a lot for his darker music and I think they sound bad-ass.

Anyway, say I'm playing a Gminor to Dminor barre chord intro and verse. If I record this and lay down a lead track using only the natural g-minor scale, would it sound correct? I don't have a microphone at the moment to do any testing. I haven't really created a lead part yet, but here's what I have for my natural g-minor scale which I believe to be correct.


e|-------------------------------------3
b|-----------------------------3-4-6---
g|----------------------2-3-5----------
d|-----------------3-5-----------------
a|----------3-5-6--------------------
e|--3-5-6---------------------------

Just wondering if I'm sort of grasping this here. Thanks guys!
#2
Absolutely. The G minor scale should sound just fine.
If it's a classical sound you're going for, you might replace that D minor chord with a D major chord. It is extremely common to use a major V chord in a minor key, as this offers a stronger resolution to the tonic. This is actually the origin of harmonic minor.
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#3
Quote by Archeo Avis
Absolutely. The G minor scale should sound just fine.
If it's a classical sound you're going for, you might replace that D minor chord with a D major chord. It is extremely common to use a major V chord in a minor key, as this offers a stronger resolution to the tonic. This is actually the origin of harmonic minor.


I will give that a shot. I appreciate the fast response! Thanks!
#4
Quote by Archeo Avis
Absolutely. The G minor scale should sound just fine.
If it's a classical sound you're going for, you might replace that D minor chord with a D major chord. It is extremely common to use a major V chord in a minor key, as this offers a stronger resolution to the tonic. This is actually the origin of harmonic minor.

im gonna try that when i write songs =]
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#5
Even better try a V7 chord. Or the best way to resolve back to a minor chord is to have a V7alt. chord, for example D7b9 is awesome resolving back to G minor.
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