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Old 11-24-2017, 09:15 PM   #1
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I wrote a lick in open C tuning CGCGCE it's kinda hard to describe I'm open strumming the top three string the whole time and strumming through the rest of the stuff while playing a little lick the notes consist of F-G-F-D#-C-A#. Can any one give me an idea of where I'm at right now? It would be much appreciated thanks! I can't help but feel it's the key of C but it's not suppose to contain any sharps or flats right? I just don't see where else it could fit
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:01 PM   #2
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The D# and A# are actually Eb and Bb giving you a b3 and b7 along with your C major tuning. These are pretty common "blues" notes to play over a major chord.


The scale C major has no sharps or flats. The key signature C major is borrowed from the scale, so it has no sharps or flats. But the key C major, itself, can have any and every note under the sun included so long as C major sounds like "home base". Only the most basic type of songs never deviate from the key signature.

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Old 11-24-2017, 10:14 PM   #3
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Damn really? Some of this is so confusing but alright thanks for the heads up man much appreciated! I'll try and add some stuff and see where it goes!
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:09 AM   #4
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The D# and A# are actually Eb and Bb giving you a b3 and b7 along with your C major tuning. These are pretty common "blues" notes to play over a major chord.


The scale C major has no sharps or flats. The key signature C major is borrowed from the scale, so it has no sharps or flats. But the key C major, itself, can have any and every note under the sun included so long as C major sounds like "home base". Only the most basic type of songs never deviate from the key signature.

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Damn really? Some of this is so confusing but alright thanks for the heads up man much appreciated! I'll try and add some stuff and see where it goes!

The trick is to come up with stuff that sounds good and worry about figuring out what it is later.



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I enjoyed your video on your website. Plus that dog at the beginning is awesome. You have a nice studio there. Is the flute player a family member?

Thanks for checking that out. The flute player is my wife.


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Old 11-25-2017, 05:25 PM   #6
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check out the scales here that do include your notes, quite a few of them do


https://quizlet.com/98661550/scales-flash-cards/
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:42 AM   #7
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At first glance, it appears that you are playing the C Dorian mode. If you aren't playing the 2nd degree and the 6th degree, then you're just playing a C Blues scale.
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