I’m just getting into Brian’s latest brilliant lesson. But what key is it in, the chords are from E major, but Brian said its in F#m or is the B Major chord an addition not in F#minor scale
The parent key is E major as you said, and all the chords come from E major. The tonal center or the chord the song seems to resolve to is F# minor. When the tonal center shifts to a chord other than the tonic of the parent key, you are using a mode of the major scale. The mode based on the second note of the major scale is called Dorian, so this is F# Dorian. The sequence of intervals starting on the second note of the major scale gives a type of minor scale but with a major 2nd and major 6th. You can use the F# minor pentatonic as it has all the same notes without the 2nd or 6th or the you can use the full dorian mode. The F# dorian mode has all the same notes as E major (that’s why the E major arpeggio fits within Brian’s lead) but resolves to the F#.
Ok I think I understand. It’s in F# Dorian the parent major scale is E major
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