Manfred Klose wrote:
well if you got the basic chords down by using some theory
Example in key of C:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
C | Dmin | Emin | F | G | Amin | Bdim
But there is a possible key change like you suspect in the bridge, learn to play the melody on guitar, check what notes it is you are playing , and go and find out what chords (broken down into Triads / arrpegios) could possibly fit over those notes. i hope this make sense......
Thanks Manny! This is how I ended up solving this!
Manfred is on the right path. Obviously you want to look at your 1, 4, 5 and the relative one, four, five in the minor. An easy way to do this is to look at your scale in the circle of fifths. That way you can see which chords are the relative minor chords, and you can move to the Dominant (fifth) modulation very easily.
F C G D A E B is your C major scale : F : fourth; C : root; G : fifth; Dm : relative minor fourth; Am : relative minor root; Em : relative minor fifth; B dim diminished seventh.
Moving to the relative dominant scale, you move your "root" to the G and you use the next seven notes in the circle of fifths to create a new set of 1, 4, 5s (in major and minor). Your set of notes will be:
C G D A E B F#
C : four; G : root; D : fifth; Am : relative minor fourth; Em : relative minor root; Bm : relative minor fifth; F# dim : diminished seventh
To move down the circle of fifths, (if you need an F Major scale for instance), you extend the series in reverse and add a flat : B flat; E flat; A flat; D flat; G flat; C flat; F flat (although people normally only go down to about A flat, just like people normally only go to about B major, which has five sharps).
If you are modulating from C major to C minor, you have to use the circle of fifths to find the relative Major chords to C minor : E flat major.
This is great! Thank you for taking the time to write this Viccy! I definitely need to spend some more time learning how to use this.