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by argus
March 31st, 2004, 5:40 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: People have "free-for-all" with DIM chor
Replies: 15
Views: 2429

Re: People have "free-for-all" with DIM

Oohhh, one thing I forgot to mention last night is that you can substitute several dim chords (or 1, depending on your viewpoint) over a ii-V leading to a I.

| Dm7 / G7 / | C / / / |
becomes
| - B° D° F° | C / / / |
by argus
March 30th, 2004, 8:08 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: People have "free-for-all" with DIM chor
Replies: 15
Views: 2429

Re: People have "free-for-all" with DIM

There's a good substitution for a 7b9 or ° chord. Look at the notes in D7b9. D F# A C Eb. Now get rid of the root. It's now an F#°. F# A C Eb. Invert it and you can get an A°, C° and Eb°. Because a D7b9 with the root omitted gives an F#°, and that the F#° can be inverted to make other ° chor...
by argus
March 30th, 2004, 6:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: I need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Re: I need advice

The singer is the face of the band. If the person doesn't represent what you're about then don't bother with them. Imagine if Luciano Pavarotti was in the Beatles, or if Barbra Streisand was in Nirvana. It's not really the level of talent that's important, it's how well they fit into the band. If sh...
by argus
March 28th, 2004, 11:04 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Chord function/ Substitution
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: Chord function/ Substitution

[quote author=Alan Green link=board=theory;num=1080281426;start=0#2 date=03/26/04 at 07:45:34] It's not excessively complicated, but it sort of works OK. No doubt some of the jazz players will be able to bring in things like the "Flat 5 substitute" and explain how it works. In fact - that would be a...
by argus
March 28th, 2004, 10:40 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Theory without tears question ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Theory without tears question ...

[quote author=viclewis link=board=theory;num=1080531409;start=0#0 date=03/28/04 at 21:36:49](1) if there are only 8 notes in a scale, what are 9th & 11th chords? (2) you show how to form major, minor, 7th chords etc but not 6ths (3) is the "suspended" chord (I, IV & V) the same as a sus 4th - sounds...
by argus
March 24th, 2004, 8:39 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: relative minor
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Re: relative minor

Bm pentatonic is the same as D major pentatonic, only centred around a different note. If the song in D uses only a I-IV-V kind of progression (i.e. just D, G and A), you could even use Dm pentatonic over it for a more bluesy feel (especially if it borrows chords from Dm, like F, Bb and C). Needless...
by argus
March 21st, 2004, 5:34 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What would you use over this progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: What would you use over this progression?

[quote author=Helgi Briem link=board=theory;num=1079622937;start=0#13 date=03/20/04 at 12:09:43] Argus's original suggestion amounts to: Play G major over the whole thing. And I hope no one takes offence.[/quote] Apart from the 9 bars out of 16 that incorporate G mixolydian, G blues and C blues you'...
by argus
March 19th, 2004, 10:01 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What would you use over this progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: What would you use over this progression?

[quote author=garytalley link=board=theory;num=1079622937;start=0#9 date=03/19/04 at 13:15:50] I'm not criticizing anyone personally. Sorry if my post offended anyone. I was responding to two things:"I want to know how other people think about these things" and "Would you do things completely differ...
by argus
March 19th, 2004, 9:36 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: A little Advanced Chord Theory
Replies: 34
Views: 5330

Re: A little Advanced Chord Theory

[quote author=Alex_ link=board=theory;num=1079310868;start=15#26 date=03/19/04 at 09:13:56]
B | D#m | D#m+ | E
[/quote]

I love this part. It sounds better (to me anyway) like this:

| B | D#m D#m+ | E

as a passing chord, I guess.
by argus
March 18th, 2004, 5:56 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What would you use over this progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: What would you use over this progression?

This is a perfect example of how modes complicate something very simple. ALL of these chords are in the key of G. ALL of the chords are completely constructed from the G major scale. Read the first three words of the first post. Literally every professional musician I know would simply play the not...
by argus
March 18th, 2004, 10:32 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What would you use over this progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: What would you use over this progression?

[quote author=Alex_ link=board=theory;num=1079622937;start=0#3 date=03/18/04 at 10:23:53] *curious* What is it your doing? Do you have to write a melody line for someone who is using those chords? ** Do you prefer major or minor?? or any modal sound aswel? I like minor, and locrian, i think what kin...
by argus
March 18th, 2004, 10:09 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What would you use over this progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: What would you use over this progression?

Thanks for replying! I dont think the sound of each scale will be appriciated if its changed so quickly.. i wouldnt use a different scale for every 1/2 chords.. I didn't really, most of those are modes of G. first i would change the last 4 chords to G C D G as a I-IV-V-I cadence (so it isnt an inter...
by argus
March 18th, 2004, 10:00 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Need help for intro and interlud
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Need help for intro and interlud

Then write the melody around the intro chords, targeting chord tones.
by argus
March 18th, 2004, 9:21 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Need help for intro and interlud
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Need help for intro and interlud

Work backwards. Get the melody from the verses and then figure out what key it's in. Then you can use the melody as a guideline as to what chords to use (for instance, treating the first note of each measure as a chord tone). I've never heard the song before so I can't really help you beyond this. I...
by argus
March 18th, 2004, 9:15 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What would you use over this progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

What would you use over this progression?

It's in G, so that answers half my question. I just want to know how other people think about these things since I'm hitting another wall and can't get anywhere. 16 measures, repeated. ||: G | % | % | C | | Am | Em | D | % | | C | % | % | % | | G | D | C | D :|| I'm thinking: G for 1-2 G mix for 3-4...