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jdiamond
post Sep 11 2007, 03:33 AM
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I dont completely understand keys. If I am going to make up my own lead for a song (slide it in - whitesnake) and the rhythm is G F# E D E. Can I play in a specific key of say the blues scale or do I have to move around not sure how that works.

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post Sep 12 2007, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (jdiamond @ Sep 10 2007, 10:33 PM) *
I dont completely understand keys. If I am going to make up my own lead for a song (slide it in - whitesnake) and the rhythm is G F# E D E. Can I play in a specific key of say the blues scale or do I have to move around not sure how that works.

thank you very much

Jeff


Hi Jeff,

Easiest way is to try and identify a scale that all the chords or notes belong to. In the case of this song part you have pointed out, the guitar solo is indeed, G F#, E- all notes in the Key of E minor, confirmed by the fact that the E seems to be the note the song wants to return to, making it the home key or root of the scale. So, from that you can deduce that E minor would be a good scale to use, but since this is rock, E pentatonic might be a better choice smile.gif


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post Sep 12 2007, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Sep 12 2007, 04:41 AM) *
Hi Jeff,

Easiest way is to try and identify a scale that all the chords or notes belong to. In the case of this song part you have pointed out, the guitar solo is indeed, G F#, E- all notes in the Key of E minor, confirmed by the fact that the E seems to be the note the song wants to return to, making it the home key or root of the scale. So, from that you can deduce that E minor would be a good scale to use, but since this is rock, E pentatonic might be a better choice smile.gif



that makes sense I appreciate it.

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