major scales

hardware, software, tips and tricks
Forum rules
By using this "Production" sub-forum, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed with our terms of use for this site. Click HERE to read them. If you do not agree to our terms of use, you must exit this site immediately. We do not accept any responsibility for the content, submissions, information or links contained herein. Users posting content here, do so completely at their own risk.

Quick Link to Feedback Forum

Postby Zkeeto » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:34 am

can anyone give me some major scales to make some dubstep in? i just recently got into usin scales and im experimenting but there are so many to choose from. thx peoples :)
Dont get mad at the ignorant, educate them.
Zkeeto
 
Posts:
220
Joined:
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:33 pm
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby jrisreal » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:44 am

whut? major scales are major scales...unless you mean major as in widely used scales...then I would have to say the minor scale is the most widely used scale in dubstep.
...in my opinion
Image
ImageImageImage
User avatar
jrisreal
 
Posts:
4312
Joined:
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:48 am
Location:
the TARDIS
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby ChadDub » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:18 am

The majority of music is written in a minor key anyway
ChadDub
 
Posts:
2183
Joined:
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:45 am
Location:
Whooping Crane
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
4 times

Postby FluidMoShun » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:29 am

Look up Ionian, Lydian and Mixolydian. In C Major (the scale that's all the white keys on your keyboard), the root notes of those are C, F and G, respectively. Major scales are for happy hardcore crackheads, tho.
User avatar
FluidMoShun
 
Posts:
366
Joined:
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:39 pm
Location:
Northa Bawston, MA
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby Zkeeto » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:35 am

Yeah I know this but its not
written in stone. I would jus like to know if there are any major scales that can be used in dubstep. fuck happy hardcore bullshit. That shit doesn't deserve to be called music ha. I've heard that some dubstep artists have songs that are in major scales
Dont get mad at the ignorant, educate them.
Zkeeto
 
Posts:
220
Joined:
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:33 pm
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby ChadDub » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:38 am

There are no rules as to what scales can be used for what, it's up to you. It's music, do w/e the fuck you want.
ChadDub
 
Posts:
2183
Joined:
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:45 am
Location:
Whooping Crane
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
4 times

Postby Zkeeto » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:59 pm

Ijust dont know what major scales will give me a nice feel to them and which ones will make my song sound like a 70s disco ha
Dont get mad at the ignorant, educate them.
Zkeeto
 
Posts:
220
Joined:
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:33 pm
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby bassinine » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:27 pm

a minor is one of the most commonly used scales in the world, right behind it's relative major: c major.

both of these scales are all white keys. so, write a riff that uses all white keys, with it resolving on A.

then you can transpose the ENTIRE riff up or down. so if you have a riff that goes A->C->G->C, for example, then if you transpose all the notes down say, one semi tone, now you will be in G#m. if you transpose all the notes up one semitone, you'll be in A#m.


Major:
whole - whole - half - whole - whole - whole - half
Minor:
whole - half - whole - whole - half - whole - whole

they are the same, with different starting positions. see how if you start on the fifth note of the major scale is the same as the minor?

major (C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C)

minor (C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C)
bassinine
 
Posts:
799
Joined:
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:38 pm
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
1 time

Postby drake89 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:25 pm

ChadDub wrote:The majority of music is written in a minor key anyway

LAWL
User avatar
drake89
 
Posts:
624
Joined:
Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:42 am
Location:
Tennessee, USA
Has Bigged up!:
1 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby Comfi » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:55 pm

All major scales are gonna have the same feel to them anyhow when played from the same position.
Comfi
Super experimental.
https://soundcloud.com/comfi/dream-sequence-nightmare
I have a thread here discussing the track, and offering you the chance to remix it, more details in thread! See what you can come up with!
User avatar
Comfi
 
Posts:
428
Joined:
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:35 pm
Location:
Norn Iron
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby FluidMoShun » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:06 pm

Harmonic major is fun to fuck around with on guitar.. try this:
C-D-E-F-G#-A-B-C

W - W - H - 1 1/2 - H - W - H
User avatar
FluidMoShun
 
Posts:
366
Joined:
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:39 pm
Location:
Northa Bawston, MA
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby Zkeeto » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:13 pm

aight thx guys
Dont get mad at the ignorant, educate them.
Zkeeto
 
Posts:
220
Joined:
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:33 pm
Has Bigged up!:
0 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time

Postby Earjax » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:49 am

if your looking to produce bass music in a major scale without sounding gay, here is your solution: http://soundcloud.com/medschoolmusic/nu-skool-reflex
User avatar
Earjax
 
Posts:
520
Joined:
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:33 pm
Location:
London, UK
Has Bigged up!:
1 time
Been Bigged up!:
0 time


Return to Production, Hardware & Technical