Can i do this?

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Joined: 10/25/00

Posts: 65

ok, say you have a scale. A Harmonic Minor for example.


E---------------------------4-5-7-8---------------]
B-----------------------5-6-----------------------]
G-----------------4-5-7---------------------------]
D-------------6-7---------------------------------]
A-------5-7-8-------------------------------------]
E-5-7-8-------------------------------------------]

And say i was making up a riff that goes like this.

E-------------------------------]
B-------------------------------]
G-----------------------4-5-----]
D------7-6----------7-6---------]
A---7---------7-----------------]
E-7---------7-------------------]

heres my question, could i use harmonics? like this,

( )=Natural Harmonic

E---------------------------------------------------------]
B----------------------------------------------------(7)--]
G---------------------4-5-------------------------(7)-----]
D------7-6--------7-6-----------(7)---------(7)-----------]
A---(7)-------(7)-----------(7)----(5)---(7)---(5)--------]
E-(7)------(7)-----------(7)----------(7)-----------------]


[Edited by MajorA on 11-22-2000 at 04:30 PM]

#1

ok, say you have a scale. A Harmonic Minor for example.


E---------------------------4-5-7-8---------------]
B-----------------------5-6-----------------------]
G-----------------4-5-7---------------------------]
D-------------6-7---------------------------------]
A-------5-7-8-------------------------------------]
E-5-7-8-------------------------------------------]

And say i was making up a riff that goes like this.

E-------------------------------]
B-------------------------------]
G-----------------------4-5-----]
D------7-6----------7-6---------]
A---7---------7-----------------]
E-7---------7-------------------]

heres my question, could i use harmonics? like this,

( )=Natural Harmonic

E---------------------------------------------------------]
B----------------------------------------------------(7)--]
G---------------------4-5-------------------------(7)-----]
D------7-6--------7-6-----------(7)---------(7)-----------]
A---(7)-------(7)-----------(7)----(5)---(7)---(5)--------]
E-(7)------(7)-----------(7)----------(7)-----------------]


[Edited by MajorA on 11-22-2000 at 04:30 PM]

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Joined: 10/25/00

Posts: 65

so i can't use harmonics in any scale?
Sounding better is in your head ,not your amp.

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so i can't use harmonics in any scale?
Sounding better is in your head ,not your amp.

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Joined: 04/03/00

Posts: 527

Hey,
Course you can use harmonics, it's totally up to you. Just be aware of making sure it fits the songs/riff that you're after. Think of music theory like this:-
The rules are merely guidelines, in the end there's no right and wrong as long as it sounds good! Plus rules are made to be broken, hey?!
Hope I've helped

#3

Hey,
Course you can use harmonics, it's totally up to you. Just be aware of making sure it fits the songs/riff that you're after. Think of music theory like this:-
The rules are merely guidelines, in the end there's no right and wrong as long as it sounds good! Plus rules are made to be broken, hey?!
Hope I've helped