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jdriver
post Aug 18 2008, 03:52 AM
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I have been trying to play along with a jam track I made from some music I like, and I am stuck. I have determined the song is E Major/C#minor pentatonic. What is the significance of that combination, if any?

I'd like to play some chords over this, inverted would be fine, or even some double notes, but what interval to play? I used Guitar Pro to show me what chords go with those scales, but nothing seemed to sound right, and major triads don't sound right at all.

Any advice? Thanks.


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post Aug 18 2008, 11:05 AM
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Hey man, I'll try to help, but it would be cool if you tell me the progression, or send me the backing to see what seems to be the issue.

Until then here's some general facts:


E major key contains these chords:

E major,
F# minor,
G# minor,
A major,
B major,
C# minor,
D# dim

Each of this chords has a mode to it as well. So depending on the progression of backing track, you use those modes accordingly.


Also the good thing to note here is that you can use pentatonic scales as well, and try to mix

Emajor pentatonic (to get that straight "in key" feel)
Eminor pentatonic (to get that bluesy feel)


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post Aug 18 2008, 01:29 PM
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I realized after I posted that just knowing the key would not be enough, you'd need to know the progression.

Here's a brief clip from the intro, which is very typical of the entire song.

Attached File  jam2clip.mp3 ( 633.9K ) Number of downloads: 244


There are some double notes going on in there, but my ear is easily confused, even using the phrase trainer, and I haven't yet grasped enough theory to know where to go.

Thanks


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post Aug 18 2008, 01:37 PM
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Aaah, such a nice track mate, very subtle smile.gif

You were right, it is Emajor, so I suggest using straight Emajor scale and all intervals that goes along within it. It will come along nicely with this track.


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post Aug 18 2008, 08:26 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Aug 18 2008, 05:37 AM) *
Aaah, such a nice track mate, very subtle smile.gif

You were right, it is Emajor, so I suggest using straight Emajor scale and all intervals that goes along within it. It will come along nicely with this track.


Thanks, I will work on those chords then and see where it goes.

The song is by the group Talk Talk, from the Album "Laughing Stock." It's got a mumbling vocal that goes with it, haha.


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post Aug 18 2008, 09:05 PM
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Sounds pretty cool mate, let me know if you need any more assistance. Cheers! smile.gif


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