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Old 2004-06-16, 14:41
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Originally Posted by Mordor
that aint completely true as you can create a riff lets say in e minor but have discordant chords playing in the background which are totally out of key. Sometimes it sounds extremely weird but good depending on what style ure creating

Yeah, I agree. You can create and build up musical tension by using notes that aren't in key. I'd place playing the open note (no matter what the key) in the same category as chromaticism - not part of a specific scale but useful to employ none-the-less.

Dischordance can be a very useful tool to utilize so I wouldn't worry too much about playing in key in this sort of situation (tapping and open notes). Just play what sounds good to your own ear and you can't go wrong.
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