shakedown_04092 wrote:Mick -
Whenever you see 2 major chords back to back like this (in this case an A major & a B major chord) you can instantly tell which key it is in because you'll know right away that they are the IV & V chords in a given key. In this case, it's the key of E.
Say you had these 2 major chords back to back in a song:
F & G
Which key would you be in?
Do little tests like this to get used to recognizing certain ways to determine the keys of songs, and once you do that, you can apply the proper scale/mode to play over it. This "recognition" thing also applies to when you see 2 minor chords back to back in a song, for instance if you were playing a song that went Bm > Am, you'd instantly know that they were the iii & ii, making the key of this made up song G. Does that make sense?
Mick wrote:Just callin' 'em like I see 'em. If anyone has a problem with what is written there, I would suggest taking it up with Mickey Hart.
bucketorain wrote:if you use this patter, w-w-h-w-w-w-h, on the 6ht string, what would the patter be on tthe 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st, starting on the same fret / root note?
Mick wrote:bucketorain wrote:if you use this patter, w-w-h-w-w-w-h, on the 6ht string, what would the patter be on tthe 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st, starting on the same fret / root note?
I'm not sure I understand this question. Starting on the 6th string, I assume in the open position, this would give you E major. I don't think I understand what you mean by 'starting on the same fret/root note", seems like that is contradictory. If I started on the same note of string 5, there is an E on fret 7 which is an octave up from the open on string 6, starting there with the above pattern would give you E major an octave higher than what I would have just played on string 6. Starting that pattern open (starting on the same fret) would give A major.
I can't escape the feeling that I have completely missed the boat here. Sorry.
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