Monday, 9 June 2014

Ticket 63: Write With The 'Other' Scale

There's a very good chance that as a songwriter you favour either the major or minor scale in your writing. If you play punk, praise and worship or country it's probably major. If you play any form of metal it's probably minor. So this ticket is simple. Write a song in the 'other' scale.

The Beatles preferred major keys, but here's some of their minor songs

Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
Don't Bother Me
Eleanor Rigby
Glass Onion
I Me Mine
I'll Be Back
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

See also

Ticket 7: Avoid Using All Three Major Chords Early In The Song
Ticket 10: The Aeolian Cadence
Ticket 16: The Picardy Third
Ticket 40: Don't Use All Seven Notes Of The Scale
Ticket 45: Change Keys Between Sections
Ticket 46: False Picardy
Ticket 51: Use The Mixolydian Mode

See the full list of songwriting tips here - Tickets To Write

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