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If you're talking about the "only after the last tree is cut" part, i agree with you that part takes away from the song, but the rest of the song is so awesome I can put up with it.
I need to correct this common mistake: You cannot tune down to a sharp note; Thus, that note should be called Db, not C#.
When you're dealing with the chromatic scale, you ascend to sharp notes and descend to flat notes. This is purely an issue of nomenclature - the sound is not affected - but that is a fact you all should know.
No, they definitely have the same notes, they just play a different role in the key. For example, the A is the 2nd, or supertonic, tone of G major, while it is the 4th, or subdominant, of E minor.
I would say the most commonly used keys in classic and 80s rock are:
-G major. Who hasn't heard the G-C-D progression at least 8,125 times in their life now? Besides that, the first song at least 60% of guitarists learn to solo over is Every Rose Has Its Thorn. It's one of the easiest solos, yet sounds amazing. Kockin' On Heaven's Door is also in G major, but the song is played half a step down.
-A minor (mostly pentatonic). The first scale 99% of guitarists learn to apply nowadays is A minor pentatonic. Just about 99.9% of online lessons about the pentatonic scale are taught in A minor. It's a pretty neutral hand position, plus there are no sharps or flats.
-E minor (or Eb minor, Eb tuning is common for a lot of 80s bands). The ideal key for the guitar IMO. Not only are all open strings in key, the bass-iest note on the guitar (open E) is also the tonal center of the key. It gives you the opportunity the darkest tone because you can heavily use the open E in your riffs and licks. Think "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. Plus, it's so easy to get coordinated with for beginners.
-F# minor is somewhat common in shred. You hear Batio using the open E string a lot but still reverting back to the F# as the tonal center. "Scarified" by Racer X is in F# minor. It gives you one note below the tonic center to use as a bass note. You canwrite some cool riffs in this key.
If this is the wrong forum, mods either move or close it please, so you can redirect me
Well, here's the deal.
I've been playing a year and a half now, I can sweep pick to an extent, I'm an ok soloist when it comes down to it, and I'm a decent riffer. My problem is, I'm always trying to create riffs that match up to my idols, like John Petrucci, Jeff Loomis, and Guthrie Govan. My problem is that whenever I write music, if I dont like it, no matter how long it took me to write, I'll toss it. I've been told by many people that the songs I write are incredible music wise, but I'm never satisfied with what I write, I always feel it's too fast, not fast enough, doesnt have the right melody, it doesnt fit with this, and so on and so forth.
I need a way out of this, or I'm afraid I'm going to end up losing my lust for the instrument in my quest to out riff and write my idols....this is a stupid thing I know, but for me it seems to be subconcious, and I never really try to do it.
Anyone know how to get out of this?
between the buried and me - selkies the endless obsession <3
you say you can hear the harmonics acoustically?
usually, if the note is being choked dead from low action, then you wont hear it acoustically either.
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all in the first post. look it over then repost.
what would the action have to do with it? Youre just hitting the string RIGHT after you hit it..