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    West Coast piano chords

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    hello all
    im looking for westcoast piano chords
    u know, they either go through the course of the song, or like little stabs and the end of every few bars....
    e.g. C, Dsharp, Gsharp - C, Dsharp, G

    can anybody help?

    thanks

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    Just use the Westcoast Scale when making beats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by betta_than_u
    Just use the Westcoast Scale when making beats.
    lolz. Blues Scales are pretty good for west coast sounding ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betta_than_u
    Just use the Westcoast Scale when making beats.
    lol, no seriously
    I know there arent' a strict set of chords, i just means some examples as to what scales/chords are used in westcoast, espcially G-funk music

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    Experiment. Develop your own style. Why is everyone chasing after "GEE YOU KNIT" style or some other crap that was old before it came out? No offense to anybody here or Westcoast music, but you gotta learn some basic theory and come up with something original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btownpro
    Experiment. Develop your own style. Why is everyone chasing after "GEE YOU KNIT" style or some other crap that was old before it came out? No offense to anybody here or Westcoast music, but you gotta learn some basic theory and come up with something original.
    I try that too
    I but l try to develop my own style with influences from other styles too

    I'll try some more and let u know if I'm successful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music From Iran
    I try that too
    I but l try to develop my own style with influences from other styles too

    I'll try some more and let u know if I'm successful
    like i said try blues scales. might be a little dense be here's some more info on them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_scale if you mess around with playing it you will get some good stuff.

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    i've seen this asked a lot... there is no specific rule... but usually the sound is dark... and "generally" this means minor chords/scales.

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    hmm, i've tried using minor scales, seems to be working
    unfortunately, my theory is not great, so I go more by what it sounds like, which is a lot more time consuming and less effective
    I gotta work on my theory

    thanks for the help all

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    Iran,

    Not sure why people didn't just fess up to the fact that they didn't know specific chords to throw your way and stop dissing the fact that you were trying to do something on the West Coast Tip!

    But I digress

    you need to use Minor Chords (mostly) and add 7ths and 9ths

    Meaning - if you are in the key of C minor - you would play the chord(C-Eb-G) and add the 7th (B or Bb) - try dropping the 7th under the rest of the chord.

    Also - add the D (2nd or 9th) - that makes the chord nice and chrunchy.

    From there you could move to the F Major / Minor chord with the C in the bass.


    That's just one - but it will give you a good idea for how to experiment

    Play with it man - till it sounds like what you're going for - and I'm sure you could probably find lots of info online

    TT

    Check out my post:
    http://www.futureproducers.com/forum...d.php?t=196076
    Last edited by Tongue Tide; 04-17-2007 at 08:37 PM.

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