Can I do this?


MajorA
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Joined: 10/26/00
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]
Sounding better is in your head ,not your amp.
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MajorA
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Joined: 10/26/00
Posts: 65
so i can't use harmonics in any scale?
Sounding better is in your head ,not your amp.
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Willdridge
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Joined: 04/04/00
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
Don't worry too much about me, ignore me long enough and I'll go away.
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