How do I know what notes I’m allowed to play?



Asked by: Elizabeth Stewart

How do you know what notes are being played in a song?






Even if your ear is not that great the key is to listen try to identify a note or to rewind. Listen again rewind. Listen again etc.

How do you know what notes to play with chords?

Triad if some other cell tells you the no a flat major you want instantly to see a flat G B flat in your mind. In other words you want that to know what notes are in destroyers.

How do you know what notes to play on piano?

So really the music alphabet. Goes from A to G. And then it repeats so from A to G abcdefg abcdefg let me show you on the piano.

How do I find the right notes?

But just remember it goes a root note four frets higher and then three frets higher and that's gonna get us to what's called the fifth of this chord right G a B C D.

How do you know what notes to play in a solo?





That are on D minor seven using sort of a D minor seven a pitcher or D minor seven sound. But then moving towards that B. And that way if you're still playing stuff that you know are eighth notes.

How do you know what scale a song is listening to?

Look at the notes used in the song and try to identify the major or minor scale notes.

  1. The major and minor scales use the same notes, but they start in a different place. If you can see pieces of these scales in the song, you’ll be able to identify the scale.
  2. You can also look at the first and last notes of the song.


What notes can you play in the key of G?

The key of G major mostly uses the notes of the G major scale, which are G, A, B, C, D, E, and F♯.

What piano notes sound good together?

Chords define the harmony of a song, and are made by playing more than one note at the same time.



The most common piano chords include:



  • A major (A). A – C# – E.
  • A minor (Am). A – C – E.
  • C major (C). C – E – G.
  • C minor (Cm). …
  • D major (D). …
  • D minor (Dm). …
  • E major (E). …
  • E minor (Em).

What notes go together on guitar?

Group 1 – G, C, D, and Em – (Key of G Major, All Open Chords) The good ole’ G, C, and D, combo with the Em sometimes thrown in. The G, C, and D combination is the first group of chords I learned to play as a total beginner.

What scales to use when soloing?

The rule is to use Major pentatonic scales over major chords and minor pentatonic scales over minor chords. This works well for most chords.

Can you play minor pentatonic over major chord?

Yes, you can play minor pentatonic over major chords and chord progressions… if it sounds good.



Can you play blues scale over major chords?

So again, minor pentatonic scales or blues scales work over major or minor chords. Remember, the reverse is not true. You cannot play a major pentatonic of the same root name over a minor chord.

Which chords go with which scales?

31.10. 1 List of Chord-Scale Relationships

CHORD CORRESPONDING SCALE(S)
C C Octatonic Whole-Half
Cm C melodic minor ascending
Cm C Dorian or C melodic minor ascending
C C Mixolydian

Is the blues scale major or minor?

The hexatonic, or six-note, blues scale consists of the minor pentatonic scale plus the ♭5th degree of the original heptatonic scale. This added note can be spelled as either a ♭5 or a ♯4.

Do minors do pentatonic?

The minor pentatonic scale comes directly from our minor scale. All you have to do is remove the 2nd and 6th scale degrees from the minor scale. Once these two notes are removed, you’re left with a minor pentatonic scale. In an A minor scale, the 2nd scale degree is a B and the 6th is an F.



What key is most blues played in?

Blues guitar keys



The two most common keys in blues music are E and A. There are others, but these two keys are the most common.