#1
I have to write a super cool bass riff for this song. I need to know what key this is in.

Guitar 1
e------------------------
B7-7-9-7--------------
G-----------9-----------
D------------------------
A------------------------
E------------------------ x2


e-----------------------
B5-5-7-5-------------
G-----------7----------
D-----------------------
A-----------------------
E----------------------- x2

Guitar 2
e-----------------------
B-----------------------
G99999999---------
D99999999---------
A77777777---------
E-----------------------

e-----------------------
B-----------------------
G77777777---------
D77777777---------
A55555555---------
E-----------------------

Thanks!
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#2
that sir is in the key of E major
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#5
It appears to be in E Mixolydian but this really should go in Musician Talk, AT isn't really for theory questions.
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#6
Hey, i've been wondering, when playing in a key or playing in pentatonic, chromatic, or harmonic scales... do i have to stay in those scales? or does it really matter?

help.
#8
Quote by kevinbeingkevin
Hey, i've been wondering, when playing in a key or playing in pentatonic, chromatic, or harmonic scales... do i have to stay in those scales? or does it really matter?

help.


No you don't have to stay within a scale, the only thing that a scale does is give you a set of notes that are likely to sound good as long as the chords are in key; feel free to leave the scale just be aware that you may not end up with anything more than a horrible mess of dischord.
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#9
Quote by kevinbeingkevin
Hey, i've been wondering, when playing in a key or playing in pentatonic, chromatic, or harmonic scales... do i have to stay in those scales? or does it really matter?

help.


Using notes outside a key isn't unusual. I love chromatic lines and altering tones before playing the "right" one. Don't be afraid to use notes outside the key, as long as it sounds good.
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#10
Always follow keys strictly so you never make anything original.