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quick harmony block help - Round & Round


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So I have a one off show and i'm the only player....I'd like to add the harmony during the solo to Ratt's Round & Round, and I think its in B, but not sure what settings or scale to use.  I'm theory illiterate (mostly).   I get some harmony stuff, when jamming and stuff by myself, but when setting blocks and scales I get lost.  

 

Where should I place the block for best sounding, and what scale/key?   I thought from years ago the solo goes to B, but not sure...and I"m swamped with learning stuff....if not I'll just leave it out.

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I haven't played this song in decades, so I don't exactly remember all the notes. :-)  But these settings appear to work if you are playing the lower harmony. 

 

Twin Harmony block after the amp and cab. 

 

Voice 1 Key: G#

Scale: Minor

Voice 1 Shift: +3rd

Voice 1 Level: Max

Mix: 40%-ish

Level: 0.0

 

Reduce Voice 2 Level to 0, seeing how this is only a two part harmony. 

 

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yeah those were close to what I was trying.  I had the pitch block first (might have caused some of my issues)…..I'm in Eb, so I think the key then would be 'A' correct?  I was going +5th and I knew it didn't sound right, and Minor sounded right in my head...but given other things I had not correct, it'd make sense I couldn't make head or tails out of that setting at that point. 

 

I'll that that...thank you

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If you're using the Twin Harmony and you're playing the song in key of Eb, then you set Eb in Voice 1 key.  You don't change the key for the harmony note.  The correct harmony note is determined by the shift (+3) which is the harmony on the 3rd above the tonic note in the Eb minor scale.

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3 hours ago, DunedinDragon said:

If you're using the Twin Harmony and you're playing the song in key of Eb, then you set Eb in Voice 1 key.  You don't change the key for the harmony note.  The correct harmony note is determined by the shift (+3) which is the harmony on the 3rd above the tonic note in the Eb minor scale.

 

That makes a lot more sense now.  The song is tuned a half step down. The solo switches to (what we see on the fretboard) the key of A minor, but really it's in they key of G# minor, which explains why G# minor works for the solo.  And the theory lines up because the rhythm chords are G# A# and F#, which are both in the key of G# minor and C# major.

 

Thanks for that clarification.  

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