1/2 Step?

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1/2 Step?

Postby Terrapin » Fri May 18, 2007 5:14 pm

Can anyone tell me what key Miss. 1/2 Step is in?
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:35 pm

I don't think it's in a specific key, per se.

What is the purpose of the question, though? Are you trying to figure out how to solo through it? Just wondering...
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Postby Terrapin » Fri May 18, 2007 5:37 pm

Well, playing leads are still a bit away for me, but yeah, just wondering what Jer's doing there.
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Postby hesgone95 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:38 pm

I think it would be Am if I'm not mistaken. correct me if I'm wrong, but all the chord changes fall within the two Am scales I believe.
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:46 pm

Am does look good. See, I'm always looking at things too narrow mindedly; I've got to learn to turn the box a few degrees to get a different perspective. Thanks for reminding me!

This'll help you for future scales/keys reference too: http://community.rukind.org/viewtopic.php?t=674

Some work a lot of folks have contributed to and is nice to have as a reference/guide.

PS - Gregg, how do I find the URL that you posted before in another topic, as I just did above? I've always wanted to just copy & past URL's from here so I can email them to my bandmates and they can find the pages I am talking about easier, but it always just says "www.rukind.org/" and never has the full URL. Any thoughts/advice? Thanks.
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Postby Terrapin » Fri May 18, 2007 5:50 pm

Thanks guys. I looked on that scales/keys thread, but didn't see this song there. I actually printed those lists out, and now have them in my 'scales binder'. Much thanks to the guys who took the time to do that. It is a great reference.
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Postby tigerstrat » Fri May 18, 2007 8:59 pm

A minor, outro A maj
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Postby deadguise » Fri May 18, 2007 10:26 pm

A minor will work but there are certain notes which may be "half steps" that fit within each chord of the solo parts. The solo will sound right if you hit these notes at the interval of each chord......I'm no theorist and I don't know if I'm making sense but here's the solo chord progression:
(sorry for the amature tabbing)

Am Caug Am7 D9
F Dm B7 E7
Am Caug Am7 D9
F Am D7 G7



Am......................Caug

------------------------------5-4-------
---------------------5-----5-------5----
---------------5--7-----7----------------
-7-7-----5--7----------------------------
-----6-7---------------------------------
----------------------------------------

Am7.........................D9

----------------------------------------------
-8-7-6-5--6-5---------------------------------
---------------7p-5-----5--7--5---5------5----
---------------------7----------7---6-7-------
-----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------


F...........................Dm

-----------------5---------------------------
-5h-6---5h-6h-8----8--6-5--6-5----------------
--------------------------------7-5-----5-----
-------------------------------------7--------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

B7............................E7

--------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------7---7-8-7
-------------------------------7--9p-7---7-8-9---9-----
-s/-9-9------7--9p-7-----7h-9----------9---------------
--------8-9----------9--------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------


Am..............Caug............Am7............D9

---------------------------------------------------------
-------------5-------------------------------------------
4s/-5----------7--5------------------------------------5-6-8
-------7-6-7--------7-6---4s/-5-7-5-----5h7p-5---5-6-7---
------------------------------------6-7--------7-------
----------------------------------------------------------

F.......................Am

------------5----5---------------7-8--7-8-9-10
-5-6--5h6-8---8----8-9-10--9-10-----------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

D7........................G7

------------------------------------
-------------------5---------------------
-------------5--------7--5--------------
-------4--7-----7------------4s/5-5--3-2-0
-4s/-5------------------------------


Of coarse there are many different ways to play this song. My favoites are from the 70s.
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Postby caspersvapors » Fri May 18, 2007 10:54 pm

"C Major over C and Am; F maj over F and Dm; B maj over B"

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A major for the end
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Postby Billbbill » Sat May 19, 2007 2:48 pm

I'll go a step further and voice the respective portions of E major or some E blue note licks over the first half of the phrase ending and then D -> G scale accents at the end of the second half.
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