Question about Progression + Scales

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Quadrophenia, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Quadrophenia

    Quadrophenia New Member

    hey there..

    ive been playing a few progessions..ive come up with Am-C-Am-C-Gm-F-E
    thats the original progression for a song i'm working on..now ive changed the chords to 5ths..that is power chords..

    so whats the best scale i can use for soloing..

    also how do i work out what scale the song is in if i have the above progression?
    could someone please help..it is a rock song.
     
  2. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    i think its in C
     
  3. Quadrophenia

    Quadrophenia New Member

    C major Scale? can i use c major pentatonic?
     
  4. Quadrophenia

    Quadrophenia New Member

    okay ive worked it out..the c Major scale

    the chords that lie in that scale are.C, Dm,Em,F,G,Am,Bdim,C

    i need Gm and E as wellso what do i do? does this mean this is the wrong scale?
     
  5. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    try to follow each chord in the progression rather than playin one scale.
     
  6. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Try playing the solo in Am. You can use the A Natural Minor or Pentatonic Minors. Actually you can use any of modes of the C Major Scale which corresponds to your chords.

    Since you are planning to play it all as power chords, there are no Major or Minor or Diminished chords, so your chords fit well in the C Major Scale.
     
  7. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    ^^ that will work too.
     
  8. Quadrophenia

    Quadrophenia New Member

    great u're the thrid person telling me to solo in Am..how come i cant work that out myself?

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :annoyed: i know that the interval between A5 and C5 is a minor 3rd...but then how does that mean i use a minor natural or,petatonic? in A..why not B,C,D?

    please help..:(
     
  9. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    C - C Major Chord - C Major or C Ionian Scale
    D - D Minor Chord - D Dorian Scale
    E - E Minor Chord - E Phryggian Scale
    F - F Major Chord - F Lydian Scale
    G - G Major Chord - G Mixolydian Scale
    A - A Minor Chord - A Minor or A Aeolian Scale
    B - B Diminished Chord - B Locrian Scale

    I have listed the notes of C Major Scale and the corresponding Chord and Scale for the same progression. I guess this should be clear. I doesn't matter whether you use Pentatonic Minor or Natural Minor. Pentatonic Minor is just a subset of Natural Minor which has a slightly stronger feel to it.
     
  10. Quadrophenia

    Quadrophenia New Member

    i think the penny dropped.
    so i cud solo in any of the above scales?..C ionian,D dorian...etc?
     
  11. stoned_survival

    stoned_survival New Member

    try runs in Am pentatonic --should sound good with a coupla chromatic notes ;)---nice progression bro
     

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