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Re: Solo-ing suggestions for ...

Postby Exalted Wombat » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:23 pm

DC-Choppah wrote:The song is in the key of G. Based on the notes in the melody line, when you move from the C to the Cm chord you are actually moving the tonal center from G to Bflat.

The heck you are! A bog-standard chromatic chord like IVm doesn't take us out of G one little bit. If you must think scalic rather than melodic improvisation, play the scale you would have chosen for a C chord, when you get to E make it Eb.
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Re: Solo-ing suggestions for ...

Postby DC-Choppah » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:53 am

Exalted Wombat wrote:
DC-Choppah wrote:The song is in the key of G. Based on the notes in the melody line, when you move from the C to the Cm chord you are actually moving the tonal center from G to Bflat.

The heck you are! A bog-standard chromatic chord like IVm doesn't take us out of G one little bit. If you must think scalic rather than melodic improvisation, play the scale you would have chosen for a C chord, when you get to E make it Eb.

You have to look at he harmony implied by the melody too, not just the chords. The melody has a Bflat and Eflat during the Cm chord and these are very deliberate sounding so the tonal center has shifted. It's the melody that indicates the tonal center shift. The chord symbol is just what the guitar play is strumming.
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