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by andocobo
April 15th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 27
Views: 32731

Re: Back In Black - what key

Yeh I know it’s not a key and is in fact a mode. I meant it is played with E as the tonic but using predominantly notes from the A major scale, E minor blues scales. Just said E mixolydian as a kind of shorthand.
by andocobo
April 15th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 27
Views: 32731

Re: Back In Black - what key

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, the solo is kind of a mix of the E minor pentatonic / blues scale and E mixolydian, I believe the vocal melody is too (the vocals seem to be entirely E minor pentatonic with the occasional addition of a C#). I think it’s clear the tonic is E, based on the s...