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Old 2003-08-26, 01:03
DjDarkside DjDarkside is offline
 
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Some questions for the music theory dude....?


Im trying to get a better understanding of chords and scales. I have been using this website to help me with my compositions: http://64.33.34.112/MFILE/vpc.html

Now my question's are....

#1. What is the relationship between chords and scales?
#2. And what is the most common scales to write in?
#3. Major or Minor?
#4. Also, how do you guys usually start composing?
#5. With a basic melody, and then add chords?
#6. How do you find which out chords you can use?

Please give me any feedback or links or even books that may help em with this. I am trying to get serious with my music. Thanks in advance,



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Old 2003-08-26, 01:11
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Re: Some questions for the music theory dude....?


How is the MOTIF working out? It was a MOTIF right? Got any killer MOTIF tracks we can check out?
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Old 2003-08-26, 01:32
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Yo... DJDM....

The Motif is ILL dude. Ever since I got it I've been pumpin out tracks 100X than I did in Reason. I still use Reason and the Motif together threw Rewire and Sonar 2.0. Im just trying to get some music theory down now so I can really be pumpin out tracks and have an understanding of why certain notes and chords need to be together. Hows your music comming man? Long time no talk, huh?
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Old 2003-08-26, 01:38
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Yo... DJDM... Here's my music...

Sorry forgot to link you on the last one.... HEre it is tho. Peep and tell me what you think...

Keep in mind that I am still learning this thing. I still have to fix this pattern chaining problem im having. But otherwise I think this Motif sounds excellent. Peep it...
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Old 2003-08-26, 02:28
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Re: Yo... DJDM... Here's my music...


Things are going well for me.
Checking out your new tunes now. Good luck with the theory.

- DJDM
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Old 2003-08-26, 01:17
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Re: Some questions for the music theory dude....?

Another learning experience ..... ? Well I'll give you a clue about scale and chord relations:Any major scale has modes so you can play the A maj scale over an E chord.You should look for things like Lydian,Mixolydian,Aeolian,Phygrian,Locrian and other modes.

Have fun learning,

Martin (I hear notes hanging in the air actualy)
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Old 2003-08-26, 01:34
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Re: Some questions for the music theory dude....?

Thanks for the response man. Ill check out that link. Hopefully it helps. I might just get a music theory book or even take a piano lesson or two. Well see. Thanks again,
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Old 2003-08-26, 01:32
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That's a good site but.....

for the answers you are looking for this site will suite your needs much better. Let me know if it is what you need.
http://www.musictheory.net/index.html
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Old 2003-08-26, 01:35
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WillYum

Thanks Homie Ill peep.
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Old 2003-08-26, 02:00
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I will answer you oh dark lord underling... erm.. anyway


:#1. What is the relationship between chords and scales?

A scale is a sequence of notes built around rules, you can have major scales, minor scales, the Dorian scales, the Lydian... loads of them!

Chords are built from the intervals (semitones) of the scales using formulas such as major minor minor major major minor diminished.

The relationship is that chords come from scales. Scales are the base of a peice of music.

:#2. And what is the most common scales to write in? Major and Minor are the most common in pop music, but for loads of other stuff, any kind of scale can be used.. you can even make your own!! Whatever sounds pleasing to your ear.

:#4. Also, how do you guys usually start composing?

I will take a scale and build a couple of chord progressions.. then i will mess around forming arpeggios from them, or rythmic elements from the notes. That then forms the basis of my music.

:#5. With a basic melody, and then add chords?

Melodies come afterwards for me... i usually improvise around the scale - not the chords.

:#6. How do you find which out chords you can use?

See above.

:Please give me any feedback or links or even books that may help em with this. I am trying to get serious with my music. Thanks in advance,

www.chordhouse.com

 

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