The past few weeks, I've been working on a very simple groove in 4/4, working with a drum machine and improvising as I go along. It's in the key of C Major, so I know I can dodge the accidentals. Once I was done composing a considerable part of my piece that I was satisfied with, I realized that not keeping the accidentals led me down a path that disabled me from incorporating a lot of triads and chords(I play the notes played one at a time and let them ring), and another thing that worried me was that I would be totally handicapped if I recorded with another instrumentalist and they preferred playing in a different key. I found a solution to this I think, but I'm not entirely sure if it's the best idea, or the most feasible, or if things could be made simpler. What I did was play the same bassline in a 4x4 cage of the C major scale, which goes 1-2-4(fingers) on E4(using 2 as the root), 1-2-4 on A3, 1-3-4 on D2 and 1-3-4 on G1. Now using the shape of the finger fret pattern I got in the key of C, will I be right in just moving the same pattern across the fretboard and playing the same shape in a cage of say, E major to see the exact transposition of the notes? Another option I had was to just see the difference in intervals between the notes and apply the same intervals. The present bassline I play starts with a C, so would I be right in using an E to start and applying the same difference of intervals that I got in the key of C Major to the E note and all the notes that follow respectively. Would I transpose the key correctly here as well? The second doubt I had was in the use of harmonics. While playing the bassline, I played a certain note, lets say a B, and allowed it to ring and played its harmonic on it. I applied the same concept on triads and got some very interesting and promising results, but the thing is, I noticed that I had no idea about the harmonic for A# or D#. Am I missing out on something here? If I'm not, could someone enlighten me as to why those two are acting so pricey and not showing up(theory humor, please tolerate). Finally, I've been very interested in the use of Carnatic/Hindustani(Indian Classical) scales in my playing. Kind of on the lines of Prasanna or like Marcus Miller did in Blast. Does anyone here have any links to any sites that could help me out in that regard, in any way? Sorry if I made this too long, but no point in saying it if you can't say it all. Thanks.