"Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

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"Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

Post by SJunior22 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:15 am

Hello PGS Team!

I've been struggling with the LH phrase with the song titled above. I'm having trouble specifically with the 6th Measure. What's written is C# D# then transition to G#. What I hear from the song is a C# E then G#.

I've reviewed a few tutorials that show the same pattern as I've explained ===> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HVH3K0EbS0 (@ 2:30).

Please help!

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Re: "Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

Post by sw1tch73ch » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:48 am

Which level of the song? Which measure is it?

I did the Rookie Version which is in C Major scale and had no sharps or flats.
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Re: "Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

Post by SJunior22 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:53 am

Hi sw1tch73ch!

This is in the Advanced Bootcamp, measure 6.

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Re: "Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

Post by sw1tch73ch » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:42 pm

I tried to run a Melodyne analysis on the Journey recording of the song. It does show the C# D# G# sequence a lot, especially early. But because I don't have access to the original multitracks, I can only run the stereo track through. With the Drums and all the other sounds mixed in. So the "score" that results is pretty messy, it might be not showing the E being played even if it was.
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Re: "Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

Post by SJunior22 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:43 am

Thanks alot sw1tch73ch for running analysis on the song.

I went thru the song with my bass and I think the bass is playing an open E and the piano is playing a D# just to have a half step distinction for texture. My ears still hear the E above the D# and I've just adapted that into the PGS song arrangement even though it counts me using a wrong note.

Thanks again for jumping in and helping out, really appreciated.

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Re: "Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

Post by andrewwegierski » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:10 am

Just listened to a recording of it. Definitely C# D# G#. It's in the key of E major and there's a V chord (B major) below it, so it makes sense to have a D# instead of an E.
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Re: "Dont Stop Believing" - Journey LH D#?

Post by SJunior22 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:25 am

Thank you Andrew for your help as well! Much appreciated!

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