Does Me The Scale Show The Chords ?
 Sep 8 2007, 06:41 AM Post #1 Learning Roadie Group: Members Posts: 807 Joined: 20-July 07 From: Germany Member No.: 2.361 Hi Andrew,I have a small question. Lets say I am in the Key of C-Minor, just for example.So the natural minor scale is:C D D# F G G# A# Can I also play the chords (C D D# F G# A#)-minor if I am in the key of C-minor ? -------------------- "They play it extremely fast, it doesn't make any sense, but it's Slayer so it makes a lot of sense" :)
 Sep 8 2007, 09:42 AM Post #2 Moderation Policy Director Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 10.459 Joined: 6-February 07 From: CT, USA Member No.: 1.167 QUOTE (chast @ Sep 8 2007, 01:41 AM) Hi Andrew,I have a small question. Lets say I am in the Key of C-Minor, just for example.So the natural minor scale is:C D D# F G G# A# Can I also play the chords (C D D# F G# A#)-minor if I am in the key of C-minor ?Hi there ...A couple of things. First it is traditional in diatonic scales to only name each note (sharp flat or normal) once. So although you got all the right notes, it is more correct to write them as:C D Eb F G Ab Bb - see, every note out of the 7 whole tones is represented. A minor point that, just convention really.Right, now into the meat of your question. The notes of the scale give you the root notes of all the chords you can use, but it is more complex than just taking the root and calling it a minor chord. What you actually have to do is make chords out of the notes in the scale and then work out what they actually are. As a quick example:Start with C, we can make chords by taking every other note. We would get C Eb G - a chord of C minor. If we started with Eb instead, we would get Eb G Bb - a chord of Eb major! You can do this for each note in the scale to get a list of characteristic chords for that scale. That wwas a quick explanation, the full version is in my lesson here. -------------------- Check out my Instructor profile Live long and prosper ...My Stuff:Electric Guitars : Ibanez Jem7v, Line6 Variax 700, Fender Plus Strat with 57/62 Pickups, Line6 Variax 705 BassAcoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 NylonEffects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBloodAmps : Epiphone Valve Jnr & Head, Cockburn A.C.1, Cockburn A.C.2, Blackstar Club 50 Head & 4x12 Cab
 Sep 8 2007, 09:56 AM Post #3 Learning Roadie Group: Members Posts: 807 Joined: 20-July 07 From: Germany Member No.: 2.361 Thank you Andrew for replying so fast With the Chords for Scales lesson I will have to read enough for the next days If I have some more question, I will ask, so be prepared -------------------- "They play it extremely fast, it doesn't make any sense, but it's Slayer so it makes a lot of sense" :)
 Sep 8 2007, 09:57 AM Post #4 Moderation Policy Director Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 10.459 Joined: 6-February 07 From: CT, USA Member No.: 1.167 I'll brace myself ... This post has been edited by Andrew Cockburn: Sep 8 2007, 09:57 AM -------------------- Check out my Instructor profile Live long and prosper ...My Stuff:Electric Guitars : Ibanez Jem7v, Line6 Variax 700, Fender Plus Strat with 57/62 Pickups, Line6 Variax 705 BassAcoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 NylonEffects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBloodAmps : Epiphone Valve Jnr & Head, Cockburn A.C.1, Cockburn A.C.2, Blackstar Club 50 Head & 4x12 Cab

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