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Old 2008-05-20, 09:19
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Can anyone suggest...

...music (any and all genres) using major scales? Most of what I listen to and have listened to all my life is composed of minor scales, therefore I am not very good with using major scales in my music. If I could find some good stuff to jam along to, it would be a huge help to me.

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powermetal? :P

most of what's on popular charts these days is in a major.
most 'modern' punk is major, too. Not that oldschool 70's stuff, but anything from the early nineties usually is.

folk music, that includes folk metal, is usualy major, but uses weird modes.
more major metal..err..older heavy metal bands?

well..uhm..check out flogging molly, finntroll, judas priest and man-o-war.
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Old 2008-05-20, 11:28
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and listen stuff from the doors, blues brothers, led zeppelin, jimi hendrix, stevie ray, etcetcetc. They use minor/major/pentatonic and whatnot combined, so that'll offer you some cool possibilities
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and listen stuff from the doors, blues brothers, led zeppelin, jimi hendrix, stevie ray, etcetcetc. They use minor/major/pentatonic and whatnot combined, so that'll offer you some cool possibilities


all good suggestions, though I'd say The Doors's more well know songs are very minor.

What about Queen? Guns 'n Roses?
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Old 2008-05-20, 13:47
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I did think about that until I looked at the amount of people using each forum. I didn't want to wait until July for a reply.
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Guns n Roses is good. Slash uses the major pentatonic all the time. The Allman Bros Band use the major pentatonic in like 90% of their music as well. Joe Satch uses variations of the major modes all the time as well.
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To be honest the majority of music out there is written in major scales. Much more than the minor.

This is probably the broadest question ever.
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Old 2008-05-21, 06:42
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I figured, but I don't like popular music, so I really didn't know where to begin.
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I figured, but I don't like popular music, so I really didn't know where to begin.


Find some 'hit charts' from the late 80's to early 90's.
Download some of the songs on there.
That way, at least its probably guitar music.
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Look at most jam music... Grateful Dead, Phish, Moe, etc.

Pretty much anything that sounds 'happy' is more than likely major scale.
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Tons of Japanese bands.
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I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than listen to some of those Japanese bands.

Tm is right, this thread is fucking stupid. At least 75% of music ever created is based from the major scale. Turn on the radio.
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I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than listen to some of those Japanese bands.

Tm is right, this thread is fucking stupid. At least 75% of music ever created is based from the major scale. Turn on the radio.

It really is.

Like almost all Classical, Jazz music loosely, pop, rock, punk, some metal.

Its pretty much safe to assume that in some way or another almost all types of music in one way or another has the "major scale."

But again this is dumb because i think the person really means.. Major KEY, rather than scale. If we say major scale its pretty safe to say almost every single song (including EVERY type of metal) has a major scale in it...

Now written in a major key is another story, but still MOST music is in a Major Key.
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Now written in a major key is another story, but still MOST music is in a Major Key.


I wanted to grate about that too, but I figured the OP meant Major key..
The first thing I thought when he said he didn't listen to anything in the Major scale, I was like..
Does he listen to experimental eastern whatever music or something?
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Now written in a major key is another story, but still MOST music is in a Major Key.


There is no such thing as a minor key, but most stuff have major parts or progressions somewhere.
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There is no such thing as a minor key, but most stuff have major parts or progressions somewhere.

Are you high? Every key has a relative minor.

The Key of C Major is = to A minor. This is the way it is in every minor classical piece or minor Jazz song.
There is a reason why the circle of 5ths contains 2 sets of names for each set of Sharps or flats.

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As well as every notation producing software including the relative minors. (finale, guitar pro and so on)

If you say there are no minor keys you might as well say there are no major keys as well, but if one goes ahead and says that then there is no point in calling the keys anything other than 1 sharp, 2 flats and so on.
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I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than listen to some of those Japanese bands.

Tm is right, this thread is fucking stupid. At least 75% of music ever created is based from the major scale. Turn on the radio.


This is why asking questions on an internet forum is never a good idea, lol.

The fact of the matter is that I am planning on writing a tune for my fiance for our wedding, but since I play minor, everything sounds depressing, lol, as does pretty much everything I listen to.

As I said before, I don't like the radio, all the crap sounds the same to me. So why would I want to listen to it and break down tunes that I don't like in the first place when I'm not even sure which keys they are in until I mess with them. Big waste of time. All I wanted were some good examples of tunes in Major key or scale or whatnot (my musical ignorance shows as I've never learned theory; just scales and such).

I am personally sorry to you for creating such a stupid thread and I bow to your extreme musical superiority.
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thanks dude!


Well, basically anything that sounds 'happy' is major. If you're writing it, then I don't see the problem anyway if you already know the major scale, but hey whatever you say.
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