How do i go about making a lead

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Joined: 07/16/00

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I don;t know music theory, but I want to make a little lead part for a song. How would I do this?

Say this is my riff
Tuned to D


|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|---5-2-4-2-5-3---------------------------|
|---5-2-4-2-5-3---------------------------|
|---3-0-2-0-3-1----------------------------|

And this keeps repeating

Do I have to use the notes in these chords for the lead?

#1

I don;t know music theory, but I want to make a little lead part for a song. How would I do this?

Say this is my riff
Tuned to D


|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|---5-2-4-2-5-3---------------------------|
|---5-2-4-2-5-3---------------------------|
|---3-0-2-0-3-1----------------------------|

And this keeps repeating

Do I have to use the notes in these chords for the lead?

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Joined: 10/31/00

Posts: 3320

Well, 'Tuned to D' could mean a variety of things. It would be easier to answer your question if you showed what each string was tuned to.

But, it would probably be best, since it sounds like you are new at this, to play only the notes in those chords and their octaves.

hope this helps.

Jon
Jon Broderick
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http://www.GuitarTricks.com - Home of Online Guitar Lessons

#2

Well, 'Tuned to D' could mean a variety of things. It would be easier to answer your question if you showed what each string was tuned to.

But, it would probably be best, since it sounds like you are new at this, to play only the notes in those chords and their octaves.

hope this helps.

Jon
Jon Broderick
Guitar Tricks Instructor


http://www.GuitarTricks.com - Home of Online Guitar Lessons

New Member

Joined: 07/16/00

Posts: 7

Thanks for the help guys.

#3

Thanks for the help guys.