#1
that i pretty much said "screw the pentatonic scale" and went straight to the major, minor scale and modes ? (and yes i do understand the concepts, even if i havent completely memorized the notes on the neck yet...)
#3
If you understand it... no.
But it always comes in handy when jamming, or transcribing a song.
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#4
I don't really like using the pentatonic scales in my solos because of the limitations they have on phrasing and chording. I use pentatonic shapes sometimes, but i always use more than just the notes of the pentatonic scale.
#5
The pentatonic scale ****ed me up, every solo I write sounds so straight edge.

I need to learn some weird sounding scales :P
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The pentatonic scale ****ed me up, every solo I write sounds so straight edge.

I need to learn some weird sounding scales :P


ya i had a similar problem until maybe half a year ago
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#7
Different tools for different jobs. Sometimes a screwdriver is exactly what you need. And if you don't have it, then where would you be?

OTOH, if all you have is a screwdriver... what in the world will you do when you need a hammer?

If all you have is one tool, it is no wonder that everything you build is kinda the same. How different can it be?

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I don't really like using the pentatonic scales in my solos because of the limitations they have on phrasing and chording. I use pentatonic shapes sometimes, but i always use more than just the notes of the pentatonic scale.

Same here. I always just viewed the pentatonic scale as a way to play the regular major and minor scales by omitting notes.

So no, it's not a bad thing, al long as you know how to use it, which shouldn't be too hard since it's contained in the regular scales.
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Different tools for different jobs. Sometimes a screwdriver is exactly what you need. And if you don't have it, then where would you be?

OTOH, if all you have is a screwdriver... what in the world will you do when you need a hammer?

If all you have is one tool, it is no wonder that everything you build is kinda the same. How different can it be?

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#10
Yeah, that's what I did. I though learned the minor pentatonic scale and I just can't seem to shake it off, it's so fun to use!

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#12
TS, I did the same thing. I even remember making a thread just like this one. (hint hint searchbar) I joke.

But seriously, it's not a bad thing.

In my opinion, "pentatonic fever" is the same as "powerchord fever". Once you start, it's hard to break the chain.
#13
I think you should try to learn all the scales you can really, although that seems like a steep task it will be obviously beneficial in the long run.

Remember to learn MAJOR pentatonic too! all those great hooks you hear from the likes of Van Halen etc general use major pentatonic, as well as minor for solos.