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Guitarist16
post Jun 9 2008, 10:54 PM
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hey gmcers I'm having trouble with a solo for a song i have been working on. The chords for the verse are A minor C A minor E minor. its more of a jazz/ blues song. I don't really want to use the A minor scale or E minor scale, but im open to ideas about what scales or arpeggios i should use would be great. Thanks alot!


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post Jun 9 2008, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE (Guitarist16 @ Jun 9 2008, 11:54 PM) *
hey gmcers I'm having trouble with a solo for a song i have been working on. The chords for the verse are A minor C A minor E minor. its more of a jazz/ blues song. I don't really want to use the A minor scale or E minor scale, but im open to ideas about what scales or arpeggios i should use would be great. Thanks alot!


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E phrygian, F lydian, B dim arpeggio, C ionian of course. C major pentatonics, use chromatic runs, make a short turn into A harmonic minor with C dim 7 arpeggio and E dominant 7 chord perhaps?

this is what I can come up with without actually hearing the backing. Hope it helps.


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post Jun 9 2008, 11:03 PM
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QUOTE (Oxac @ Jun 9 2008, 06:01 PM) *
E phrygian, F lydian, B dim arpeggio, C ionian of course. C major pentatonics, use chromatic runs, make a short turn into A harmonic minor with C dim 7 arpeggio and E dominant 7 chord perhaps?

this is what I can come up with without actually hearing the backing. Hope it helps.


thanks a lot this really helps I'll try to post the backing up today or tomorrow. but thanks again.
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:11 PM
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oh, my bad, not C dim 7. C aug will work. D dim 7 would work I think (in a harmonic minor).


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post Jun 10 2008, 07:38 PM
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Also Aminor blues scale would be nice occasionally smile.gif


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post Jun 16 2008, 01:55 PM
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All of these chords fit perfectly into the A minor scale so unfortunately you cant "stray" away from the A minor a lot.

Am blues is nice and A dorian also, and if you re going to use A harmonic minor remember not to use it over the Em chord(because A harmonic minor has a G # and Em has a normal G so that semitone might sound a bit off)
If I may say an opinion, for sounding a bit more jazzy try changing you Am chords to a Am7 http://www.8notes.com/guitar_chord_chart/Am7.asp (there you can choose to play Dorian, a blues, natural etc)
change your C to Cmaj7 http://www.8notes.com/guitar_chord_chart/Cmaj7.asp (C Lydian would be nice) and for diversity you can try and play the E7 instead of Em,make a nice run or lick in Am harmonic minor and finish in A Dorian


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post Jun 26 2008, 03:23 AM
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QUOTE (Vasilis @ Jun 16 2008, 08:55 AM) *
All of these chords fit perfectly into the A minor scale so unfortunately you cant "stray" away from the A minor a lot.

Am blues is nice and A dorian also, and if you re going to use A harmonic minor remember not to use it over the Em chord(because A harmonic minor has a G # and Em has a normal G so that semitone might sound a bit off)
If I may say an opinion, for sounding a bit more jazzy try changing you Am chords to a Am7 http://www.8notes.com/guitar_chord_chart/Am7.asp (there you can choose to play Dorian, a blues, natural etc)
change your C to Cmaj7 http://www.8notes.com/guitar_chord_chart/Cmaj7.asp (C Lydian would be nice) and for diversity you can try and play the E7 instead of Em,make a nice run or lick in Am harmonic minor and finish in A Dorian


Have fun M8 biggrin.gif

wow thanks a lot i changed it to am7 i love the sound of it it totally helped thanks a lot. i have successfully made a solo with the help of you gmcers. thanks alot it was just what i was looking for!
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post Jun 26 2008, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Guitarist16 @ Jun 25 2008, 10:23 PM) *
wow thanks a lot i changed it to am7 i love the sound of it it totally helped thanks a lot. i have successfully made a solo with the help of you gmcers. thanks alot it was just what i was looking for!

Can you post it I'd love to hear it


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post Jul 5 2008, 03:35 PM
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No problem
Please upload it if you can.
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