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post Jun 30 2007, 02:20 AM
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Howdy,

Playing around with RiffTracker recording software, first thing I recorded... was going to put a solo over it, but not sure what scales I should use.

Any suggestions what would sound good? I started doing a bit of jamming over it with Major & Pentatonic scales, but would love some suggestions, or even better... do some solos over it and re-upload it!

Chord Progression goes - G-Em-Am-C-D

Thanks

Edit: Added a 4 minute Loop of the backing - G-EM-AM-C_DProgression.mp3

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post Jun 30 2007, 02:36 AM
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Ok its a total guess here, but hmm maybe use the key of G, or key of C, Major Scale!!

total guess, im a newb when it comes to theory. If you dont want to try that out. Wait for andrew!! Or Kaneda, which he is really good at this stuff to!!

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post Jun 30 2007, 03:08 AM
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G major would fit nicely over that, or G major penatinic possibly (but not G minor pentainic).


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post Jun 30 2007, 03:27 AM
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Cool, what if I switch to different scales to go along with chord changes?

Would I go from a G major scale to an A Natural Minor Scale?
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post Jun 30 2007, 03:40 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 29 2007, 09:08 PM) *
G major would fit nicely over that, or G major penatinic possibly (but not G minor pentainic).

WOOOO, I was right. I feel special. That means im learning something. I thought it was G Major, but really didnt know for sure. I gues though theory lessons. Really do pay off!!


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QUOTE (Ryan @ Jun 29 2007, 10:40 PM) *
WOOOO, I was right. I feel special. That means im learning something. I thought it was G Major, but really didnt know for sure. I gues though theory lessons. Really do pay off!!


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Yes, you can play G major over the G an Em chords, then a switch to A minor or A minor pentatonic scale would work over the Am and C chords, then probably back to G major for the D chord (or D major if you feel like it).

Actually, A Dorian would be a better fit for the Am chord in this case, since A is the relative Dorian of G - just sounds better than a regular Am scale in this case. Similarly, D mixolydian would be a good choice for the D chord.

Now actually what I said above was cheating, because to all intents and purposes, playing the A dorian and D mixolydian means staying with the G major scale - you just start the scales on different note - but it does sound better than changing to the various major scales.

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Thanks Andrew, I will try the modes out. Will be great as I haven't really played around with modes much, especially not with how they relate to a major scale and "switching" between major scale and it's modes.
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QUOTE (sb81 @ Jun 30 2007, 08:47 AM) *
Thanks Andrew, I will try the modes out. Will be great as I haven't really played around with modes much, especially not with how they relate to a major scale and "switching" between major scale and it's modes.


The examples I gave above are examples of an easy way to get into modes - you are using them is passing, so you don't even have to switch pattern, just be aware that when you are playing a G maj pattern over Am, you are playing Am Dorian, and try to train your ear to hear the A as the root note whilst playing, and you will quickly get a feel for the Dorian mode - same with D Mixolydian.


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post Jul 4 2007, 03:30 PM
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okay, jammed over the backing for 10-15 minutes and took a few of the ones I liked the best and through them together tongue.gif

Here it is, I just stuck with G-Major.

Would love some feedback, just keep in mind I've only been playing guitar for four or so months, so don't be too rough. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (sb81 @ Jul 4 2007, 10:30 AM) *
okay, jammed over the backing for 10-15 minutes and took a few of the ones I liked the best and through them together tongue.gif

Here it is, I just stuck with G-Major.

Would love some feedback, just keep in mind I've only been playing guitar for four or so months, so don't be too rough. biggrin.gif


Cool - a good first effort - your note selection/scales were pretty correct so you have that down smile.gif

I would sugest that you work on your bends some more, they weren't quite hitting the right pitch, but that is just practice. Well done!


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post Jul 4 2007, 06:21 PM
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Andrew, thanks for the feedback...

Okay, last upload/revision I promise tongue.gif

That last upload was a bit hasty after listening to it a few times I noticed quite a few mistakes... but I spent about an hour or two jamming and feel this came out much better. Also stopped being lazy and converted it to a much smaller file size.

Again, please excuse the messy transitions from Riff to Riff, wish Rifftracker offered some kind of transition or normalizing :/

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post Jul 4 2007, 06:57 PM
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The other 2 files were fine but test3.wav doesn't work for me sad.gif
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post Jul 4 2007, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Jul 4 2007, 06:57 PM) *
The other 2 files were fine but test3.wav doesn't work for me sad.gif


Okay, I'll upload it without converting it, hopefully you have a decent internet connection!

It's the right file even though it's test.wav, I overwrote the other one.
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