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My friend's music invention - help please! (theory stuff)

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Hey people.

Right, my friend has to finish a piece for his invention folio for music... for tomorrow :|

He has given me a key and a chord progression and asked if I can improvise a lead over it.

The chords I have to play are as follows:-

E major, A major, B dominant 7, C# diminished 7

E major, A major, B dominant 7, C# diminished 7

B major, C# minor 6, A augmented, E major

E major, A major, B dominant 7, C# diminished 7

This to my knowledge is in the key of E major but with a few 'Jazz' chords thrown in.

Thing is, he asks if I can play a few different scales for the lead, these are to include:-

Melodic Minor

Harmonic Minor

Whole Tone

Blues

Some sort of modes

Thing is, I have the musical knowledge of a dead animal and therefore do not know what should go over the top of what, and why?!

Any ideas?

Thanks,

James

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Considering its for tomorrow, I'd suggest learning the arpeggios (i.e, know a couple of notes you can mess around on) for the trickier chords and play in E maj for the rest,

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I can improvise a lead

trust your ear if you can play.

edit;

oh, looking at the time you must be finished, yes? how did it go?

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Right, as it turns out - the music teacher told him today that he can do it next week. This annoyed me as I gave up two lunchbreaks to record it and didn't have to.

Anyways, what I did was chose two scales rather than all of those I mentioned above.

For the section that went

E major, A major, B dominant 7, C# diminished 7

I played an E blues scale.

For the part that went

B major, C# minor 6, A augmented, E major

I played an Altered Pentatonic (B C# E F# G).

Seemed to work well.

Sorted! :up:

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