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recommend me some haunting melodies!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Christian Waiau, Aug 30, 2008.


  1. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass
    Anyone have ideas on some haunting and "spooky" scales/modes or even just riffs?
     
  2. Portishead "Roads"

    Led Zep "Dazed and Confused"

    Peter Gabriel "Don't Give Up"
     
  3. Busker

    Busker

    Jan 22, 2007
    Elton John - Madman Across The Water (the song on the album of the same name).
     
  4. sonicnuance

    sonicnuance Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2003
    California, USA
    Engineer & Owner, Sonic Nuance Electronics
    Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
     
  5. I'm not sure if you would call it spooky, but Don't Stop Believing by Journey.
     
  6. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    most things by tom waits
     
  7. HaVIC5

    HaVIC5

    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Gary Jules' cover of Tears For Fear's Mad World
    John Coltrane's Naima
    Maurice Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess
     
  8. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    ghost of tom joad - rage against the machines
     
  9. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    Great pensive, melodic line, and a great double-stops workout!
     
  10. "Pictures of Home" Deep Purple

    & D melodic/harmonic minor...
     
  11. HaVIC5

    HaVIC5

    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Dido's Lament from Dido and Aenaeus by Henry Purcell.
     
  12. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    Guitarist I played with the other night showed me the Tri-tone scale, which produces some pretty evil dreary sounding stuff like you would find in a vampire movie.

    it goes in 1 1/2 step intervals I - iii - v - VII (G - A# - C# -E)
     
  13. jefkritz

    jefkritz

    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    not spooky, but check out augustus pablo
     
  14. HaVIC5

    HaVIC5

    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
    That's a diminished seventh arpeggio, not scale. Tritone scale? Sheesh, you can't trust anything gui****s tell you.
     
  15. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    Yeah I didn't know what to call it, since if I kept stacking minor 3rds it would just repeat itself an octave higher, and since he called it a scale. I haven't gotten too deep into augmented and diminished chords theory wise, I know they exist and how to form them, didn't know the fingerings either (as you can clearly see). While we are on the topic, what scale would I pair with this arpeggio?

    ...It does sound eerie though.
     
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    A Remark You Made - Weather Report.
     
  17. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass
    woo! thanks guys keep them coming. i got all labor day to woodshed these ideas
     
  18. zandar

    zandar

    Jul 8, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    These are more haunting in the dark sense of a melody that will drag you down in an introspective kind of way...

    "Watch Me Bleed", Tears For Fears, from The Hurting
    "Under The Milky Way", The Church, from Starfish
    "The Killing Moon", Echo and The Bunnymen, from Songs to Learn and Sing
    "Fade Into You", Mazzy Star, from So Tonight That I might See

    Too many Cure songs to mention.
     
  19. Choking Victim - Living the laws, not that your probably into Ska Punk/Metal, but it's one of the coolest sinister bass lines ever :p
     
  20. RATM - settle for nothing...



    the most haunted bass line and guitar sounds ever for me...
     

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