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Old 01-11-2010, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need your help to clear this up.

In the key of c...

Aeolion is abcdefg, I.E. the relative minor scale.

C minor is the parallel minor scale.

And I can play both, and sound good (in the key of c). Correct?
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes...with some exceptions. It depends on the nature of the chord progression you're playing in, but I'll let GuitarBizarre field this one when he gets to it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Playing minor in dom7 chords (such as C7) is an accidental that usually works it gives songs a bluesier or funky feel
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I need your help to clear this up.

In the key of c...

Aeolion is abcdefg, I.E. the relative minor scale.

C minor is the parallel minor scale.

And I can play both, and sound good (in the key of c). Correct?
You're correct. Of course Satchmo is right, though, about the chord progressions.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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C major and A minor are the corresponding scales with the same key signature, so they will fit into the key of C.

C minor is the corresponding scale to E flat/ D sharp... it doesn't have the same key signature as C or A minor.

I don't really know what you're asking, though?
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm beginning to think he wants to play a minor scale with no accidentals probably on the piano, since it doesn't make much difference on any other instrument,which would mean dropping the C major down a minor 3rd putting the root in A.
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I'mm be honest dude, I don't actually know that much theory in terms of notes and voicings and stuff. I'm very much a technical and structure kind of guy. The notes I play come about because I like them where they are. Everything I know is based on compositional principles and knowledge of instruments technicalities, knowing how they work and are played.

Ask me to play you a dominant chord in a key and I'll likely look at you blankly.
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Good thing it's a music forum. =P
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The problem here is that you're saying 'the key of C' and that doesn't really give anyone the whole picture. Do you mean C major? C minor? C aeolian? C mixolydian?

If you mean the key of C major, you can play notes from the C major scale, CDEFGAB, and then of course you can play all the C major modes so D dorian (DEFGABC) E phrygian (EFGABCD) F lydian (FGABCDE) G mixolydian (GABCDEF) A aeolian (also called the relative (natural) minor) (ABCDEFG) and B locrian (BCDEFGA). Of course you'll have noticed that those are all the same notes in different orders, so it's all largely irrelevant. In the key of C (major) just use CDEFGAB...

Use the C minor scale in the key of C minor.

When people say 'the key of C' they usually mean C major.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't think the op is coming back, so...
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