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Old 2008-06-20, 07:56
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Analysing tools?

Right, feel free to close an redirect in case I didn't understand what I already read here, but I stll have a general question.

Currently my bandmate has a torrent of music writing going on, meaning that my musical knowledge is being quite stretched - major, minor, melodic, harmonic, on and on and on.

When I'm writing something for someone elses song like this, I start by finding all the root notes and then simply test all the scales I know which have those notes and might sound right. What I'm wondering is, are there any other tools, so to speak, to determine what scales or modes might be good?
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Old 2008-06-22, 01:22
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guitar pro 5 has a scale identifier if thats what you mean? I've never used it as i have a very basic musical theory have no idea what a key is never found the need to learn, needed to learn time siggies though. Using the approach your using now you might come across something cool.
Old 2008-06-23, 10:46
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You can always break down the chord you're playing over and use those notes to make a scale. Usually I play a scale that fits each chord in my progression. Like if the chord is a Am7, then I'll play A Dorian over it, then if it goes to a Cmaj7, then I'll throw in C Lydian, then if it goes to a Emadd9, then I'll play E Aeolian or E Harmonic Minor. Basically I'll make a scale out of the notes in my chord.
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Old 2008-06-24, 13:59
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I talk about it and have a file to download and look at in this thread.

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Old 2009-08-01, 13:05
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Transcribe! is a really useful tool for that sort of thing. It'll load an audio file, and based on the region you select show the different pitches in a graph. It's also an invaluable tool for transcribing </advertising>

Seriously though, i use it all the time

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