Johnny Digital said:hmmm.... whats a mode?
my question was more "if the bass plays the x scale, does the lead have to follow?" or... would i make my life much simpler if i do?
i know that are no dont's... i dont really have to use scales, or tune synths to the same temperament, but those tinhgs exist to make life simpler for us, dont they ?
and sine i'm having less and less time to spend makin tunes, i want to make it simple... (when even most pros can bother to make something unique...)
soliptic said:a mode is basically like a scale.
except, a mode is "a given set of notes", whereas a scale is more like "playing those notes in order".
if that makes any sense.
Ruskin said:Well, if you stick to the key of C (major) as you suggested, the seven white keys after C on the keyboard form the scale for that key. If you fancy trying stuff in a minor key, try starting on A, for which the same 'white keys only' scale applies (except you will need to 'sharpen' the seventh note of the scale - the G - it's called the 'harmonic minor').