I'm a complete newby when it comes to Notes,keys and harmony !
So here a few questions and i hope someone wil help me out without laughing
1) If the break/chords is in D3...Is it possible to stay in key that i choose D2 or D1 for the Drop/Lead ?
Keys don't have an octave... it's all in the key of D. Usually you can move bass or chord notes on different octaves and it still works.
2 ) What key is the following notes and what is a possible Lead/Drop note for this ?http://imgur.com/kLMoHz6
D minor. The best melody notes are the ones in the chords you play. If you play a Dm chord, then D, F and A are the notes you should try first. If you play a C chord, you should check out C, E and G. It's possible to play any note you like if you put in a chord that matches - for instance, you can put G# in the melody if you play it on an E7 chord (even though G# isn't in the D minor scale).
3 ) Again,what key is the following chord in ? And what are the possible lead/drop keys to stay in harmony ? Or what key should i be in if i would add some bass or extra melody ?http://imgur.com/fHbHdoH
E minor. Same as above - best melody notes are usually from the chord. If you want E, G or B, an Em or Cmaj7 chord is probably a good idea. If you want D, F# or A, you can go for a D or Bm7 chord. If you want a C, you could play a C or Am7 chord. If you want F, you can play a chord outside the E minor scale and play Fmaj7. If you want sharps (C#, D#, G#, A#), they are found in 7th chords (A7, B7, E7, F#7).
4 ) Can you tell me... how you did see the keys of the previous 2 chords ?
I'm sorry if these questions are stupid but i gotta start somewhere i guess
and thx if you answer them !!
First one is just a guess based on the first note (D!), then confirmed by checking that it stays in either the D major or D minor scale (minor here). It could also be in F major (which has the same notes as D minor) but then it would start on a chord other than F which is less common (the first note D isn't in the F chord F A C).
Second one is a guess based on the first bass note (E) then confirmed by checking that it stays in scale (E minor) and that the melody and chords make sense in that key.