What scales do you use ?

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  1. Zeppelin Rules

    Zeppelin Rules Active Member

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    Just out of curiosity what are everyones favorite scales ? When I first started playing all I knew was the first position of the Pentatonic minor, but know I know and can solo comfortable with the major and minor scales. I also know modes although I'm not very good at using them yet. What do you guys like ?
     
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    my two favorite scales are the G minor pentatonic and the A minor pentatonic. Love using the combination of the both.
     
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    Harmonic minor, melodic minor, chromatic, altered and 1/2 step/whole step ;)
     
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    You beat me to it Brew. Damn. :BangHead: ;D
     
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    blues and minor. i just drop it three frets to major it, no need to learn the major shape (even though i know it anyway)
     
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    I love mixolydian. And the Lydian/Ionion classical scales because they are a one note difference(half step before root); possibilities open up. Then of coarse minor pentonic and harmonic minor ;)
     
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    I based most of my style on various scales but recently discovered a new way of learning arpeggios. They are basically the notes within the chord your playing no matter what scale or key your playing. My problem has always been ... there are so many chords ... it's hard to learn arpeggios like you do scales.

    Recently, picked up on a simple system from Kirk Lorange called PlaneTalk. I can't say to much about how it works without giving away his method (it's pretty simple) but I do recommend it. I've been making good progress ... leads becoming more melodic ... adding spice to the scales.

    Listen to some of these videos ... he's got links to his material there. He's got some killer Open-D slide methods too. http://www.soundclick.com/pro/view/01/default.cfm?bandID=156391&content=videos

    I wish I'd have found it earlier. If you're in a rut ... :)
     
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    Postal. :-X
     
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    Dorian, Melodic Minor for minor vamps and mainly Pentatonic and mixolydian for major.
     
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    I like the g/a minor pentatonics....

    I don't know a ton.
     
  14. q-4000-SG Guy

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    I like the tanita super mini its the most accurate one i have ever had... oh thoes kind of scales
     
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    OK, these scales are not really mine :D.

    And for guitar playing ... the favourite skeleton is the 5 tone blues scale with modifications as dictated by mood. I am an untechnical player so I try to think feel, rythm and melody rather than scale.
     

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